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2018 US midterm elections underway

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Added On November 8, 2018

U.S. voters began to cast their ballot in the midterm elections as the first polling stations opened Tuesday morning.
 
Dozens of voters weathered the cold to line up before the doors opened at a polling station in Arlington, Virginia. 
 
The elections will determine which candidates will fill 35 Senate seats and all 435 of the House seats in the next Congress, likely drawing the trajectory of U.S. politics for the next two years.
 
The Republican Party now holds a majority in both chambers of Congress. Most polls projected the Democratic Party to take the House while the Republicans keep control of the Senate, but an abundance of neck and neck races make the final result difficult to predict.