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America heads to the polls for the 2018 midterm elections

Nancy Pelosi

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, right, and  Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer celebrate Tuesday’s election result, which puts Pelosi in line to return to the speakership. 

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez addresses the crowd gathered at La Boom nightclub in Queens, N.Y., after she became the youngest woman elected to Congress.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Supporters of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez celebrate her victory. 

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Ted Cruz

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) addresses his supporters as he declares victory at his election night headquarters in Houston. 

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Beto O’Rourke

U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke and his wife, Amy Sanders, take the stage as he concedes. 

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Joe Manchin

Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) celebrates his reelection. 

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People react to Tuesday’s election results during a Democratic election watch party in Washington.

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Grace Scherrer, 86, is excited to cast her ballot as the polls open at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Brentwood.

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Hermosa voting

Maude, a 2-year-old English bulldog, waits as Danny Carinci votes at the Hermosa Beach Lifeguards headquarters.

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Katie Porter campaign

Musicians Julie Mintz, left, Mindy Jones and Moby entertain the crowd during a campaign rally at Katie Porter’s campaign headquarters Tuesday in Tustin, Calif.

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Katie Porter campaign

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and candidate Katie Porter greet the crowd during a rally at her campaign headquarters Tuesday in Tustin, Calif.

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Stevenson Ranch voting

Rachel Mesa, 29, holds her son Madison Mesa, 1, as she votes at a polling site Tuesday in Stevenson Ranch, Calif.

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Stevenson Ranch voting

Voters fill the booths Tuesday at Los Angeles County Fire Station No. 124 in Stevenson Ranch, Calif.

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Shantel Monk holds her brother Zachariah Johnson, 4, as she votes Tuesday at the Watts Tower Arts Center in Los Angeles.

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Voters check in at a polling station at the Watts Tower Art Center, in Los Angeles.

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Adrianna De La Rosa, poll inspector at a station in Boyle Heights, helps guide Jose Gonzalez and his wife Socorro Gonzalez, on how to use the ballot, in Los Angeles.

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Voters casts their ballots at the Venice Beach Lifeguard Operations polling location near the Venice Pier Tuesday morning.

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Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is escorted by his family, wife Rhonda daughters Annika, left, Tristen, right and son, Christiran, back, as he drops off a mail-in ballot to the Boys and Girls Club of Costa Mesa.

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Candidate Katie Hill gets ready to casts her vote at Shepherd Of The Hills Church in Agua Dulce.

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Katie Hill votes under the watchful eye of the media at Shepherd Of The Hills Church in Agua Dulce.

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Gil Cisneros, who is running for congress against Youn Kim, casts his ballot at a polling station in Yorba Linda.

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Zelda waits for her owner, Tony Payan, to cast his ballot at the Neighborhood Congregational Church in Laguna Beach on election day.

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Voters line-up at the Neighborhood Congregational Church in Laguna Beach to cast their ballots on election day.

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Harley Rouda (D), candidate for the 48th Congressional District strolls with his wife, Kaira Rouda, and his supporters towards the polling place in Laguna Beach.

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Griselda Sanchez walks to the polls in the Westlake neighborhood serenaded by Mariachi Cuicatlan, which roamed the sidewalks urging others to and vote. Her sign translates to, “Join the vote.”

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Firefighter paramedic Brice Reiner walks past voters as he arrives for his shift at Orange County Fire Station No. 32 in Yorba Linda, which is also a polling place.

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Aimee Kungl goes over her choices while waiting in line to vote at Orange County Fire Station No. 32 in Yorba Linda.

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Polling station worker Steve Rice drops a ballot into a ballot box at Orange County Fire Station No. 32 in Yorba Linda.

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Three-year-old Van Mayer “rolled out of bed to vote with Mom,” Jocelyn Mayer, as the polls opened at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel in Brentwood.

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Democratic candidate for California’s 48th District, Harley Rouda, greets supporters for an election day rally in Laguna Beach.

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Luke Hallberg casting his ballot as a line forms at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel polling station in Brentwood.

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People line up to cast their ballots at the Vintage at Stonehaven Apartments polling station in Yorba Linda.

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People line up to cast their ballots at the Vintage at Stonehaven Apartments polling station in Yorba Linda.

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Voters line up to vote at a polling place in Doylestown, Pa.

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Voters arrive at the Tuttle Park Recreation Center polling location in Columbus, Ohio. Across the country, voters headed to the polls Tuesday in one of the most high-profile midterm elections in years.

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A line forms outside a polling site on election day in Atlanta.

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A line backs up into a parking garage outside a polling site on election day in Atlanta.

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America goes to the polls

A line forms outside a polling site on election day in Atlanta.

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Voters wait in line outside a polling station in Des Moines. Tuesday’s election will determine if Republicans or Democrats will control the House of Representatives.

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Voters fill out their ballots at a polling station in Des Moines.

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With her children as observers, a woman votes at a polling station during the midterm elections at the Fairfax County bus garage in Lorton, Va.

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Voters wait in line to enter a polling station in Franklin, Tenn.

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Voters cast their ballots at a polling station in a Hialeah, Fla., fire station.

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