Your Voice, Your Vote: Election Coverage 2018

Health care and immigration were high on voters' minds as they cast ballots in the midterm elections, according to a survey conducted Tuesday by the Associated Press.

Find all things related to the election here, and that includes the latest election results.

Major Statewide Results

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National elections results streaming below from ABC News.

 

Justin Timberlake and Other Celebrities Share They Are Voting in the Midterm Elections

Social media is buzzing with plenty of celebrities encouraging their followers to vote in the midterm elections.

Numerous stars, including Drew Barrymore, Justin Timberlake and Reese Witherspoon posted selfies prominently displaying "I voted" stickers or ballots in hand. Others like Julia Louis-Dreyfuss posted impassioned videos asking everyone to vote.

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After nearly a decade of remaining politically neutral, Taylor Swift declared her support for Democrat Phil Bredesen in a hotly contested Senate race in Tennesee in early October. Today, she posted a video to her Instagram account today urging "swifties" or her fans to vote of they haven't already.

According to Vote.org, 24 hours after she called her fans to action, 64,000 new people registered to vote across the country.

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Nonprofit Releases New Version of the California Proposition Song to Clear Up Confusion

If you had trouble understanding all of the propositions on the ballot this year, there's a song that may clear up things for you.

Members of the California Voter Foundation have composed and performed a new version of the California Proposition Song to help explain the state ballot to voters every year since 2000. 

The group is nonpartisan and led by Kim Alexander, who is also the founder and president. Each verse covers a different proposition and a reason to vote for or against it. You can hear the song in its entirety on below. 

 

Donna Shalala Flips Florida House Seat

Donna Shalala, the longtime University of Miami president and former secretary of health and human services during the Clinton administration, secured a victory against Republican Maria Elvira Salazar. 

She is projected to win the seat in a district Hillary Clinton won by 20 percentage points in 2016 to give Democrats an early lead toward control of the House of Representatives. 

Shalala declared her victory on Twitter in a series of posts.

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Democrat Phil Bredesen Loses Race for Tennessee Governor

Despite being endorsed by pop superstar Taylor Swift, Bredesen is projected to lose to Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn. 

With 66 percent of polling places accounted for, Blackburn was up 56 percent to Bredesen's 43 percent. 

Swift, who remained politically neutral for nearly a decade, voiced her support for Bredesen on social media in a passionate post urging her fans to vote in October. Swift is registered to vote in Tennessee. 

Political commentator Laura Ingraham wasted no time gloating over the loss on Twitter.


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Ted Cruz Holds onto Coveted Senate Seat in Texas

In the most expensive Senate race in U.S. history, Ted Cruz has managed to hold onto his Senate seat for a second term. 

Beto O'Rourke, the 46-year-old El Paso Democratic challenger, broke records by raking in more than $60 million in campaign donations. 

Cruz aligned himself with President Donald Trump on building a border wall and framed his re-election campaign around tougher immigration policies. 

Cruz's victory is key for Republicans hanging onto a Senate majority. Some on social media are already speculating O'Rourke's loss now frees him up for a presidential run in 2020, including CNBC's John Harwood and CNN's Chris Cillizza. 

 


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California House of Representatives Candidate Makes Allegation of Voter Fraud on Social Media

Joshua Scott, the Republican candidate for California's 32nd Congressional District, posted a video on social media saying his office allegedly received six fraudulent ballots from one of his supporters.

In the video, he says, "This is absolutely unacceptable. We cannot afford to lose this election based on voter fraud. We cannot have illegals and dead people voting."

It's unclear why Scott's office was delivered the ballots or if any investigation will follow.

 

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