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Live Coverage

Follow Live Coverage Through The Night and into Wednesday as the results come in from the US Midterm Elections 2018. Reporting by Sam Haut and the @speakerpolitics election team.
(Times in UTC)
  • Nov 7, 2018 | 11:13 am

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  • Nov 7, 2018 | 09:38 am

    At 9.35am UTC, here's the latest:#Midterms2018 HouseOfRepresentatives: 218 for a majority- Democrats - 219 MAJORITY- Republican - 193Senate: 51 for a majority- Democrats: 45- Republicans: 51 MAJORITYState Governorships: 26 for a majority- Democrats: 22- Republicans: 25

  • Nov 7, 2018 | 07:48 am

    Democratic candidate Tony Evers has claimed one of the major scalps of the night, defeating former presidential candidate Scott Walker in an extremely tight Wisconsin Gubernatorial race. 

  • Nov 7, 2018 | 07:02 am

    CURRENT RESULTS #HouseOfRepresentatives: 218 for a majority- Democrats - 209- Republican - 190#Senate: 51 for a majority- Democrats: 43- Republicans: 51 MAJORITYState Governorships: 26 for a majority- Democrats: 20- Republicans: 25  

  • Nov 7, 2018 | 06:53 am

    At 06:40 UTC, 210 seats have gone to the Democrats and 195 to the Republicans

  • Nov 7, 2018 | 06:53 am

    The Republicans have taken Nevada second and California fourth.  The Democrats have won California 16th and 24th  

  • Nov 7, 2018 | 05:21 am

    Still no reports in from Nevada, despite polls having closed at 10 p.m. EST

  • Nov 7, 2018 | 05:18 am

    A ballot initiative in Missouri allowing medicinal marijuana passes, while another ballot decriminalizing marijuana fails to pass in North Dakota. A ballot measure in Utah allowing medicinal marijuana and a different measure in Michigan legalizing marijuana currently might be on track to pass

  • Nov 7, 2018 | 04:22 am

    Republicans still have the edge in House seats, 151 to 144, but should shift as results from California come in, as Democrats are projected to take the House with some estimates giving them as much as a 35 seat edge. So far Democrats have picked up 14 seats in the House

  • Nov 7, 2018 | 03:42 am

    Current count has Democrats with 114 House seats and 38 Senate seats to Republicans 50 Senate seats and 128 House seats. Republicans have gained two seats in the Senate while Democrats have currently gained 12 seats in the House, based on projections

  • Nov 7, 2018 | 03:11 am

    Democrat Sharice Davids, attorney and former professional mixed martial arts fighter, is projected to win Kansas's 3rd District to become one of the first Native American women elected to Congress

  • Nov 7, 2018 | 02:51 am

    As the night goes on, it's looking more likely that the Republicans will retain control of the Senate, while the Democrats will gain a majority in the House

  • Nov 7, 2018 | 02:43 am

    Democrat Ilhan Omar wins Minnesota's 5th District to become first Muslim women elected to the US Congress 

  • Nov 7, 2018 | 02:40 am

    Jared Polis projected to win in Colorado and become first openly gay man to become US Governor

  • Nov 7, 2018 | 02:33 am

    In Florida, a ballot initiative restoring voting rights for 1.5 million convicted felons, has passed

  • Nov 7, 2018 | 02:31 am

    Count currently sitting at 34 Democrats to 45 Republicans in the Senate, 69 Democrats to 70 Republicans in the House, and 11 Democrats to 13 Republicans for Governor.  

  • Nov 7, 2018 | 02:01 am

    10 more states just had their polls close, expect results to begin picking up soon

  • Nov 7, 2018 | 01:36 am

    According to AP, in the House, Republicans have won 33 seats while the Democrats have won 29 seats, however 2 of the seats won by Democrats are ones previously held by Republicans

  • Nov 7, 2018 | 01:08 am

    So far for the Senate, of the 35 seats up for grabs, seven of them have been called for Democrats or Independents, who caucus with Democrats

  • Nov 7, 2018 | 00:26 am

    Of the 12 victories that have been called so far, 9 Republican and 3 Democrat, all have been for relatively safe seats. Expect ones that are more of a toss-up to not be called until later in the night. 

  • Nov 6, 2018 | 23:54 pm

    Seems like the first win of the night, according to AP, is Harold Rogers from Kentucky's 5th district for the House, with 2 percent of the district reporting in. 

  • Nov 6, 2018 | 23:41 pm

    This is Sam Haut, checking in for your midterm election night coverage for The Speaker. Currently, FiveThirtyEight is saying the Democrats will have a net gain of 35 seats in the House, while the Republicans should have a net gain of 1 seat in the Senate

  • Nov 6, 2018 | 23:18 pm

    Polls have started to close, so what happens now?- Some polls remain open and their hours varies by state.- Exit polls and the calling of states will start to be announced within the next hour as more polls close.Stay with us for live coverage.

  • Nov 6, 2018 | 16:30 pm

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  • Nov 6, 2018 | 15:53 pm

    Welcome to The Speaker's coverage of the US Midterm Elections 2018.

About The Midterm Elections

The new session of Congress on Thursday featured the electionfor the new House Speaker, and with a vote of 220 to 192, Nancy Pelosi was re-elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives.

After the midterm election in November, Democrats won a majority of the House seats, and as such elected a Democrat as speaker. Pelosi previously held the job when Democrats had control of the House from 2009 to 2011 and is the only women to have been elected to the position. 

Opening up the new session of the 116th Congress, the House passed a bill to reopen the government and stop the current partial government shutdown. The bill is unlikely to pass the Republican controlled Senate or be signed by the president, as it contains no funding for a border wall, something president Trump is insistent on. In responseto Trump's desire for funding for a wall, Pelosi said "We’re not doing a wall. Does anybody have any doubt that we’re not doing a wall? So that’s that." Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said it is pointless to try and pass a resolution to reopen the government that does not include funding for the wall "I’ve made it clear on several occasions, and let me say it again: The Senate will not take up any proposal that does not have a real chance of passing this chamber and getting a presidential signature. Let’s not waste the time. Let’s not get off on the wrong foot, with House Democrats using their new platform to produce political statements rather than serious solutions."

Pelosi createdthe Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, whose job it is to investigate the effects of pollution, the effect of the