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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., at a Senate hearing in May. She is under sharp criticism for her comments about a "public hanging" in a state with a dark history of lynchings. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump speaks to reporters at the White House on Friday. The president has joined Florida Gov. Rick Scott in amplifying claims of voter fraud in the state's Senate race despite lack of evidence. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, warned that failure of a Medicaid-funding initiative on the ballot could make for a tough legislative session in 2019. William Campbell/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Voters elected the country's first Muslim congresswomen, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota (left) and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, both Democrats. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images; Paul Sancya/AP hide caption

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After winning Kansas' 3rd District, Sharice Davids is projected to become one of the first Native American women to serve in Congress and the first LGBTQ person to represent the state in the lawmaking body. Whitney Curtis/Getty Images hide caption

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"Most of us are ecstatic" about Medicaid expansion in Utah, said Grant Burningham, of Bountiful. "We were all together and hugging and kissing last night." Kim Raff for NPR hide caption

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A Winning Idea: Medicaid Expansion Prevails In Idaho, Nebraska And Utah

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Supporters of Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown celebrate his campaign victory in Columbus, Ohio, on Tuesday night. Brown defeated Republican challenger Jim Renacci to win a third term in the Senate. Jeff Swensen/Getty Images hide caption

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Abigail Spanberger, Democratic candidate for Virginia's 7th District in the U.S. House of Representatives, thanks supporters at an election night rally. Spanberger declared victory over Republican incumbent Dave Brat. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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A Record Number Of Women Will Serve In Congress (With Potentially More To Come)

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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chairman, celebrate. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump shakes hands with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy during a rally this summer. If Republicans keep their majority, McCarthy could be the next speaker of the House. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has outlined a legislative agenda that includes Democratic priorities like lowering prescription drug prices and overhauling campaign finance laws. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Mass., and Gov. Larry Hogan, R-Md., appear at the National Governor Association 2018 winter meeting in February. Despite leading overwhelmingly Democratic states, the two Republicans have positioned themselves well to win reelection on Tuesday. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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The Republicans Who Could Keep A Hold On Blue States This Year

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VIDEO: Muslim Trump Voters Reflect On Travel Ban Ahead of Elections

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Wearing a Colin Kaepernick jersey, India Landry stands high in a high-school football stadium. NPR hide caption

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VIDEO: As Elections Approach, NFL Protests Are On These Texans' Minds

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