Results from the 2018 midterm elections

The election is over. The big picture is clear, though some ballots are still being counted. Here's what we learned:

1. Democrats took the House. Democrats flipped enough seats to claim a majority. Riding a wave of discontent that drew hordes of first-time voters, they picked up seats in blue states, red and purple ones.

2. Republicans held the Senate. The GOP took several seats held by Democrats, keeping its majority in the upper chamber.

3. Newsom won as Democrats tightened their grip on Sacramento. Front-runner Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, will be California's next governor. Democrats claimed most statewide offices and buttressed their majorities in an increasingly blue state.

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There's so much more. Hundreds of other races, including more than 200 local contests from cities and school boards in L.A. County, have been decided. It's all below. Elsewhere, we're tracking all the record-breaking women who won and the handful of races that are still too close to call.

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Full results

See all results from national, statewide and local races

U.S. House of Representatives

Every House seat was up for election. For Democrats to regain control, they needed to flip 23 seats held by the Republican majority.

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U.S. Senate

Roughly a third of the Senate was up for election. Republicans held a slim 51-49 majority. To keep it, they could only afford to lose 1 seat.

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California

Millions of Californians cast their ballot to determine the state's next governor and senator, along with a slew of statewide propositions and local races. Here's what's happened in the state last night.

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Statewide ballot propositions

Yes or no questions decided by voters. Learn more about them in our voter guide.

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State Legislature

Democrats were expected to keep their strong majorities. If they go further and win two-thirds of seats, they'll enjoy supermajority powers that make it even easier to pass laws. The final results will tell.

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State Senate

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State Assembly

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Board of Equalization

This public board decides how taxes are levied across the state.

State Supreme Court

The terms of two justices on the California Supreme Court expire in January. Voters decided if they would keep their positions.

Local

More than 200 local contests from cities across Los Angeles County.

Sources: Associated Press, Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder, Cook Political Report, Times analysis

Credits: Anthony Pesce, Priya Krishnakumar, Swetha Kannan, Jon Schleuss, Andrea Roberson, Ben Welsh