Live election coverage from NBC News
Polls across the US closed on Tuesday night as Americans voted in the 2022 Midterm Elections.
At 6:00 p.m. EST, polls closed in Kentucky and Indiana. An hour later, at 7:00 p.m. EST, polls closed in Florida, Georgia, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia.
Polls in North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia closed at 7:30 p.m.
At 8:00 p.m., polls closed in a host of states: Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and Washington, D.C.
Polls in Arkansas closed at 8:30 p.m. EST.
At 9:00 p.m. EST, polls closed in the following states: Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Polls in Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Utah closed at 10:00 p.m.
Polls in California and the state of Washington closed at 11:00 p.m. EST.
The final polls, in Alaska and Hawaii, closed at midnight.
35 Senate seats and all 435 House of Representatives seats are on the ballot. The race in the Senate is very close as of 11:20 p.m. EST (45-43 in favor of the Republicans), while the Republicans have an edge in the House of Representatives (169-107).
An Edison Research exit poll of midterm voters showed that inflation and abortion were the top issues on voters mind, with three of ten citing one or the other as their top concern, according to Reuters.
11:44 p.m. EST: Harriet Hageman, who ousted Trump critic Liz Cheney in the GOP primary and was backed by the former President, will win Wyoming's sole congressional seat, CNN projects.
Cheney has not ruled out a possible 2024 US presidential bid, possibly pitting her against Trump in the race for the GOP nomination.
11:42 p.m. EST: House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy has won reelection, CNN projects. McCarthy defeated longshot Democratic challenger Marisa Wood in the midterm race for California’s 20th Congressional District.
If Republicans win back the House majority, McCarthy is widely expected to be elected as the next House Speaker at the start of the new session of Congress.
11:09 p.m. EST: Democrat Kathy Hochul has wins re-election in New York governor's race, NBC News projects.
She defeated her Republican rival, Lee Zeldin.
11:07 p.m. EST:CNN projects that Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, a member of “The Squad” known for her criticism of Israel, has won her re-election bid in Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District race.
11:05 p.m. EST:NBC News projects that Democrat Gavin Newsom will win re-election in the California governor's race.
11:03 p.m. EST: Republican Brian Kemp has won re-election in Georgia governor's race, NBC News projects.
10:54 p.m. EST: Republican JD Vance has won the US Senate race in Ohio, NBC News projects.
Vance was supported by former President Donald Trump, who held a rally and campaigned on his behalf on Monday night.
10:50 p.m. EST: Democrat Richard Blumenthal has won re-election to the US Senate in Connecticut, NBC News projects.
10:41 p.m. EST: Democrat Josh Shapiro has won Pennsylvania governor's race, NBC News projects. Shapiro defeated challenger Doug Mastriano, whose wife infamously said recently that her husband “loves Israel more than a lot of Jews do”.
10:37 p.m. EST: Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a member of “The Squad” who is known for her criticism of Israel, will win re-election in Michigan’s 13th Congressional District, CNN projects.
10:35 p.m. EST: Republican Jen Kiggans will defeat incumbent Jewish Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria, a member of the House January 6 committee, in Virginia’s 2nd District, CNN projects. It is a big win for the Republicans.
10:30 p.m. EST: Republican Greg Abbott wins re-election in Texas governor's race, NBC News projects.
10:16 p.m. EST: House Minority Whip Steve Scalise will win re-election in Louisiana's 1st Congressional District, CNN projects.
10:08 p.m. EST: President Joe Biden made “congratulatory calls” to some Democratic candidates who have won their elections Tuesday evening, the White House said.
“This evening, the President has made congratulatory calls to Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey, Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee, Senator-elect Peter Welch, Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester, Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Representative Abigail Spanberger, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer,” the White House said in a statement to the press pool, as quoted by CNN.
9:12 p.m. EST: Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has won re-election in New York’s 14th Congressional District, CNN projects.
9:01 p.m. EST: Democrat Charles Schumer has won re-election to the US Senate in New York, NBC News projects.
8:42 p.m. EST: Democrat Robert Menendez Jr. — the son of Sen. Bob Menendez — will win New Jersey’s 8th Congressional District race, CNN projects, defeating Republican Thomas Kean Jr. — the son of former New Jersey Gov. Thomas Kean.
8:38 p.m. EST: The Associated Press projects that former White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, has been elected Arkansas governor, becoming the state’s first female governor. She follows in the footsteps of her father, Mike Huckabee.
8:23 p.m. EST: Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene will win reelection in Georgia’s 14th District, according to a CNN projection.
8:18 p.m. EST:CNN projects that Republican Katie Britt, who was backed by former President Donald Trump, will win her Senate race in Alabama. It is the first time the state has elected a woman to the office.
8:12 p.m. EST: Democrat Maxwell Frost, a 25-year-old community organizer, will win Florida’s 10th Congressional District, becoming the first member of Generation Z elected to Congress, according to an CNN projection.
Members of Generation Z —born after 1996 — are eligible to be elected to the US House of Representatives for the first time in this election, as House members must be at least 25 years old.
8:07 p.m. EST:CNN is projecting that Republican Rudy Yakym will win the election for Indiana’s 2nd Congressional District. He will be succeeding the late GOP Rep. Jackie Walorski, who died in a car accident this year with two of her staffers.
8:04 p.m. EST:CNN projects Republican Rand Paul will win Kentucky Senate race.
8:00 p.m. EST: Republican Marco Rubio wins re-election to the US Senate in Florida, NBC News projects.
Republican Ron DeSantis wins re-election in Florida governor's race, NBC News projects.
CNN projects Republican Sen. James Lankford will win reelection in Oklahoma, defeating Democrat Madison Horn.
7:31 p.m. EST: Republican Mike DeWine wins re-election in Ohio governor's race, NBC News projects.
7:00 p.m. EST:CNN projects Sen. Tim Scott, the only Black Republican in the chamber, will win reelection in South Carolina and defeat Democratic state Rep. Krystle Matthews.
Republican Todd Young wins re-election to the US Senate in Indiana, NBC News projects.