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On Politics: The Rundown on Election Results

On Politics: The Rundown on Election Results

On Politics: The Rundown on Election Results

On Politics: The Rundown on Election Results

On Politics: The Rundown on Election Results

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In an election that largely became a referendum on Mr. Trump, Representative Kevin Cramer ousted North Dakota’s incumbent Democratic senator, Heidi Heitkamp, flipping a seat that was vital to Republican efforts to hold the Senate.

Pennsylvania voters, who went for Mr. Trump two years ago, swerved in the other direction Tuesday, handing Democrats key victories and swelling the party’s share of the state’s House delegation.

Even after record-breaking fund-raising for the Senate race in Texas, Beto O’Rourke could not overcome Ted Cruz, who narrowly won after a dramatic campaign.

Voters got to weigh in on key issues through more than 150 ballot initiatives last night, including criminal justice overhauls and health care concerns. Read about some of the initiatives.

Americans turned out in huge numbers in both Democratic- and Republican- leaning counties. In some places, the number of voters was up by double-digit percentages.

Democrats wrested control of governorships from Republicans in seven states, including Wisconsin, where they ousted Scott Walker, and Kansas, a surprise victory in a longtime Republican stronghold.

In a fierce House race, Andy Barr defeated one of the Democratic Party’s most prominent challengers, Amy McGrath, in Kentucky. Here’s more on the Republican win.

In a big win for the Republican Party, Josh Hawley won out over Senator Claire McCaskill in Missouri. The victory assured Republican control of the Senate.

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Today’s On Politics briefing was compiled by Margaret Kramer and Isabella Grullón Paz in New York.

Check back later for On Politics With Lisa Lerer, a nightly newsletter exploring the people, issues and ideas reshaping the political world.

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