2022 election results: House, Senate and gubernatorial races

The 2022 midterm elections

The last: The midterm elections will change the political landscape and impact what President Biden can accomplish during the remainder of his first term. Follow our live coverage.

When will we know the election results? The first polls close at 6 p.m. Tuesday, but we probably won’t know the full results on election night. Here’s how long the vote count can take in each state and what the Washington Post calls the races.

Why are midterms important? Midterm elections determine control of Congress: the party with the majority in the House or Senate organizes the chamber and decides what legislation Congress considers. Thirty-six governors and thousands of state legislators are also on the ballot. Here are the key races that could swing in the midterm elections.


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