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First Polls of the Night Close

Most polls in Indiana, Kentucky are closed, launching the start of midterm vote-counting
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2018 5:25 PM CST
Frank Bridges sets up chairs for poll workers Monday, Nov. 5, 2018 in Ashland, Ky.   (Kevin Goldy/The Daily Independent via AP)

(Newser) – The first polls have closed in Tuesday's midterm elections. Polls in most of Indiana and Kentucky closed at 6pm Eastern time, CNN reports, but parts of both states are in the Central time zone, so it will be a while before full results are in. Here are some key races to watch as those and other early results filter in. By Tuesday afternoon, the nonpartisan Election Protection hotline had received 17,500 calls from voters experiencing problems, up from 10,000 in the morning, the AP reports. (There were reports of malfunctioning machines and long lines as voting began.)

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