Abrams does not concede, says Georgia governor race headed to runoff

Abrams does not concede, says Georgia governor race headed to runoff

Thank you so much for tuning in to our election night live blog. We saw a lot happen tonight, but we are still waiting for results in a number of races.

Here are some of the top takeaways:

  • NBC projects that the Democrats have a majority in the House of Representatives. Republicans wants to remain in control of the Senate, and has increased its majority by several seats.
  • Powered by a suburban revolt against Trump, Democrats reclaimed a majority in the House, and scored a string of ups in doing so. By midnight ET, the West Coast has been sold for over two dozen seats in the house.
  • Republicans successfully defended Senate seats in Texas and Tennessee, while picking up seats in Indiana, Missouri and North Dakota.
  • In gubernatorial races, Democrats Andrew Gillum in Florida was defeated and Stacey Abrams in Georgia was trailing. Democrats won in Wisconsin – defeating Trump ally and former Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker – as well as Illinois, Minnesota, Colorado and Nevada.
  • There were many historic firsts.
  • A record number of women were elected to the House of Representatives. As of early Wednesday, at least 95 women had won seats, breaking the current session's record of 84 women.

But by 5:15 a.m. They were "still close to call." They include:

The Alaska gubernatorial race which is considered "too early to call."

Thanks again for joining us, and do not forget to check back with NBCNews.com for updated coverage.

Nevada's so-called "pink tax" on feminine hygiene products has been repealed, NBC News projected early Wednesday.

Voters were asked for tampons and sanitary napkins should be exempt from sales and use tax.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the exemption could result in the loss of between $ 900,000 and $ 1.3 million in sales-tax revenue each year.

Fourteen other states do not subject feminine hygiene products to a taxation tax, according to the Tax Foundation, to independent tax policy non-profit.

Former Republican presidential candidate and Trump ally Scott Walker was defeated in his bid for a third term as Wisconsin's Governor.

NBC News declared Democrat Tony Evers as the apparent winner at 3:30 a.m. ET.

Speaking of his race, Walker last week said that "what it Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama or now Donald Trump" any president's first midterm election is "tough."

A NBC / Marist Poll published on Oct. 11 found that 45 percent of likely voters in Wisconsin approved of Trump's job performance, while 50 percent were disapproved. Trump narrowly won the state in 2016.

Democrat Rep. Jacky Rosen has defeated Republican incumbent Sen. Dean Heller in the Nevada Senate race, NBC News projects.

With 93 percent of the Silver State's vote tallied, Rosen, a congresswoman representing the state's 3rd Congressional District, was leading Bright 50 percent to 45.8 percent.

Rosen's win would mark the only pick-up of a Republican-held Senate seat by a Democratic candidate in the 2018 midterm elections.

Moments before NBC News called the race, Rosen called Heller to concede. Roses then say victory in a speech in Vegas, tell cheering supporters that they loved them, too, before getting to work.

Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for Georgia governor, addressed supporters early Wednesday morning, Republican Brian Kemp.

"Georgia still has a decision to make," Abrams said. "If I was not your first choice, or if you did not vote, you're going to have a chance to do a do-over."

NBC News says the race is too close to call. Under Georgia law, if no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote, then the top two vote getters to a runoff election.

Despite President Donald Trump's promise that the tax cuts passed last year would positively affect the personal finances of Americans, only 29 percent of voters say the changes have been made, according to the NBC News Exit Poll. Nationwide, 45 percent of voters report that the tax changes have not impacted their personal finances, while 22 percent say their finances have been hurt by the changes.

The exit poll also shows that voters in higher-income households are twice as likely as voters in lower-income households to report that their personal finances. Seventeen percent of voters with annual household incomes under $ 30,000 said their personal finances had benefited, compared to 34 percent of those with annual household incomes of $ 100,000 and higher.



Democratic candidates received LGBT voters nationwide on Tuesday, according to the NBC News Exit poll. Roughly four out of five LGBT voters reported casting a ballot for their district's Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives. LGBT voters supporting Democratic Senate and gubernatorial candidates in strong numbers.

Since the 1990s, LGBT voters supporting Democratic presidential candidates as well as the party's candidates for Congress.

The exit poll also found LGBT voters expressing strong concerns about the direction of the country under President Donald Trump. About eight in 10 LGBT voters said things in the country were on the wrong track, and just one in 10 said they cast their vote for Trump.



A record number of women were elected to the House of Representatives on Tuesday. As of early Wednesday morning, at least 89 women had won seats, breaking the current session's record of 84 women.

See how the women fared here.

Republican challenger Josh Hawley is in a hard-fought battle with incumbent Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill. NBC News Exit poll results. He also captured three-quarters of the vote from white evangelicals and 62 percent of the vote from white men.

Voters from gun-owning households so sided with Hawley over McCaskill, who was given an F rating by the National Rifle Association. Hawley beat McCaskill 77 percent to 21 percent.



The Wisconsin gubernatorial race between incumbent Republican two-term Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers is too close to call, according to NBC News.

With 93 percent of the vote in the Badger State, Evers, the state schools superintendent, what leading Walker 49.1 percent to 48.9 percent.

By a walker in 2017, 4,000 votes could have been lost by 1 percentage point or less.

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