As voters go to the electoral campaign on Tuesday 2018, a series of races on the East Coast could be an early indicator of which party will win the fight for control of the US House during the battle for the US Senate a throw up goes to states that are in later time zones. In this guide, you will learn how to display the results on Election Day, based on the East Coast times.
Kentucky: The first polls are in Kentucky. The most important race you should watch is the state's sixth congressional district in Lexington. The seat is currently held by Republican Rep. Andy Barr, who represents an area in which the GOP normally performs well, but faces a well-funded opponent of retired naval pilot Amy McGrath, a Democrat.
7 pm Eastern
Surveys begin in four key states: Virginia, Georgia, Indiana and Florida. Polls also close in South Carolina.
Florida: The Democrat Andrew Gillum, mayor of Tallahassee, attracted a base of young people and minorities. The party hopes that Gillum's rising campaign for governor against DGs Ron DeSantis may win more Democrats for the election, while simultaneously raising the fortune of incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson, who is being challenged by his outgoing Republican governor Rick for his Senate seat Scott
On the house side, the four most competitive races are the best choices for the Democrats: FL-26 and FL-27, two GOP districts that cover part of the Miami-Dade region; FL-15 outside of Tampa; and FL-16 in Sarasota County.
Indiana: Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly, one of the party's most vulnerable incumbents, is challenged by businessman Mike Brown. The Republicans want to conquer this seat to expand their 51-49 Senate majority or create a buffer to offset losses elsewhere.
Georgia: The governor's race between the progressive former state legislator Stacey Abrams and the Georgian Secretary of State Brian Kemp, a Republican, is one of the most-watched in the country. She could make history by becoming the first US black governor.
There are also two major home races: the sixth congressional district in Georgia, home to a special election last year, which sparked this year's fierce battle for control of the Chamber, in which Representative Karen Handel faces Democrat Lucy McBath. The race shows how both parties fought for educated women in the suburbs this year. The other is Georgia's seventh congressional district, where GOP Republican Rob Woodall faces a tough race with Democratic challenger Carolyn Bourdeaux.
Virginia: House democrats have several options for occupying seats. Republican Barbara Comstock, a Washington-based subcommittee, D.C., is considered one of the most vulnerable Republicans when she challenges Democrat Jennifer Wexton.
A more significant event could be in Virginia's second congressional district where GOP Rep. Scott Taylor faces a tough challenge from Democratic businesswoman Elaine Luria. Republican Dave Brat, who replaced majority leader Eric Cantor in 2014, is now in danger of losing his seat to Democrat Abigail Spanberger.
19:30 o'clock East
Surveys begin in three states: North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia.
Ohio: The Governor's race in Ohio is being persecuted nationally as GOP presidential candidate John Kasich leaves the governorate due to term in 2016. Republican Mike DeWine meets Democrat Richard Cordray in the race for Mr. Kasich.
A rematch in Ohio's 12th congressional district in suburban Columbus might also be revealing. Representative Troy Balderson won a special election this year, but narrowly defeated Democrat Danny O'Connor, signaling the weak grip of the GOP in the suburbs.
West Virginia: Democratic Senator Joe Manchin voted in 2016 with 42 percentage points for President Trump. However, Mr. Manchin is the leading Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in the public poll, and a victory would show that a candidate's personal brand may outweigh party affiliation.
What you should see: 8pm to 9pm
at 8 p.m. Eastern, the largest group of states, is closed, including nine states with competitive Senate races.
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8 pm Eastern
Polls start in Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas.
Kansas: The governor's race is a rematch, and there are two possible moods of the house. The seat of GOP MP Kevin Yoder in the third house district is in danger of getting into the Democratic column, as the race is now limited to the challenger Sharice Davids. In the state's second congressional district, in which Republican Lynn Jenkins, a Republican, is retiring, there is also a race for an open seat.
Michigan: GOP MP Mike Bishop, whose eighth district includes part of the suburbs of Detroit, faces a tough challenger in Elissa Slotkin, a former CIA case officer, and creates an important opportunity for Democrats.
Mississippi: There are two senate races in the state, but one of them is unlikely to be decided on Tuesday night. That's because GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith is not the only Republican competing for the place: Republican Chris McDaniel will stand against them, as will Democrat Mike Espy, who manages a three-way race. The two top voters will reach a run-off election on 27 November, when none of them can reach an absolute majority of votes on election day under Mississippi electoral rules.
Missouri: Senator Claire McCaskill is another endangered Democrat in the Senate. She stands before Attorney General Josh Hawley. President Trump traveled to the state twice in recent days to drop Mrs McCaskill.
New Jersey: Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, who was convicted of corruption in a year ago and plagued with questions about his ethics, is unpopular in a democratically dominated state. He faces the GOP businessman Bob Hugin. If the Republicans can defeat Mr Menendez, that would be a good sign of their ability to retain control of the Senate.
Pennsylvania: In Pennsylvania, there are four competing US home races, all offering opportunities for Democrats, and they are looking for a strong down payment on their way to the majority. Republicans have called this in the fight for the home control as "Ground Zero". Several districts remained unreachable for Republicans due to judicial redistribution in the state.
Tennessee: The open seat of the Senate in Tennessee – Republican Senator Bob Corker is retreating – is crucial to the Democrats if they hope to gain ground in the chamber. Former Governor Phil Bredesen, advocated by singer Taylor Swift, challenges Republican Marsha Blackburn, who has benefited from a Trump approval.
Texas: Can Democrat Beto O Rourke overthrow GOP Senator Ted Cruz in a deep red state? This would be one of the biggest political turmoil in Senate history and a signal that the Lone Star state could be at stake during the 2020 presidential election.
In Texas too, the Democrats are targeting Republican Republicans. Pete Sessions in a district outside Dallas and John Culberson from Houston, both in Scooters. A defeat by Rep. Will Hurd, who faces Democrat Gina Ortiz-Jones, would be a difficult night for the Republicans.
What to see: 9 am to 10 pm
At 21.00, the polls in Minnesota close, where only the Democratic republican seats are set up.
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9 o'clock East
In Arizona, Colorado, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York and Wisconsin, officials are starting to count ballots.
Arizona: An open seat in the Senate creates a rare opening for Democratic Republican Kyrsten Sinema to win a place for her party, but her fight against Republican Martha McSally was extremely tense. The seat is open because Republican Sen. Jeff Flake is retiring.
Minnesota: Four races in Minnesota take control of the house. Both parties agree that if the Democrats win in three of these four districts, this would be a bad sign for the GOP in other parts of the country. The four races are:
MN-01: Democrats are currently based in rural Minnesota. If they can persevere, they may be better off in rural areas than they are often credited with. Democrat Dan Feehan meets Republican Jim Hagedorn in this open race.
MN-02: GOP MP Jason Lewis faces Democrat Angie Craig on the edge of the Twin Cities.
MN-03: Republicans Erik Paulsen meets Democrat Dean Phillips and presents another test for the GOP in the suburbs.
MN-08: This is a seat that the GOP will flip over and make a small buffer against other losses. Republican Pete Stauber is compared to Democrat Joe Radinovich.
What you should see: 10 pm and later
The last 10 states begin at 22.00 with the closing of the polls. Eastern Alaska has the latest information and keeps the surveys on the East Coast open until at least midnight.
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10 o'clock East
Polls are starting to close in Iowa, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota and Utah.
Nevada, Montana, North Dakota: These three states are likely to control the Senate. Democratic Sens. Jon Tester of Montana and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota are hoping for a victory in the States that President Trump won in 2016. Mr. Tester's race is a fight against Republican Matt Rosendale. Mrs. Heitkamp's race is in favor of her Republican opponent Rep. Kevin Cramer.
In Nevada, Republican Senator Dean Heller, the chamber's most vulnerable incumbent, is battling Democrat Jacky Rosen.
11 pm Eastern
Polls are starting to close in California, Oregon and Washington. In Oregon and Washington can only be voted by e-mail. However, ballots can only be handed in at 20.00. local time; That's 11 o'clock on the east coast. To see the races:
California: If the fight for the US house is not set before 11 pm If the polls in California close, there are seven competitive seats here that could determine the outcome:
CA-10 (tossup): GOP MP Jeff Denham faces Democrat Josh Harder.
CA-25 (toss): GOP MP Steve Knight faces Democrat Katie Hill.
CA-39 (tossup): In the race for an open GOP seat, the Republican young Kim is challenged by the Democrat Gil Cisneros.
CA-45 (tossup): GOP MP Mimi Walters is involved with Democrat Katie Porter.
CA-48 (tossup): GOP Deputy Dana Rohrabacher meets Democratic businessman Harley Rouda.
CA-49 (Democratic Democratic): Democratic lawyer Mike Levin is the leading Republican Diane Harkey in polls.
CA-50 (Rejected Republican): GOP Deputy Duncan Hunter faces Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar.
Oregon: Oregon can choose a GOP governor for the first time in 36 years. The Republican Knute Buehler fights for voters who are not satisfied with Democratic Governor Kate Brown and President Trump. Mr Buehler said he wrote moderate Republican Governor Kasich in the 2016 presidential election in Ohio instead of supporting Mr Trump.
Washington: In the southwestern corner of the state, new spending of nearly $ 2 million has been reported by both sides, indicating that the seat of the GOP MP, who is held for four mandates, is in danger of Jaime Herrera Beutler. Her opponent is Democrat Carolyn Long.
12 o'clock East
Polls close in Alaska.
Independent Governor Alaska Bill Walker suspended his re-election bid less than three weeks before the election. The move took place three days after the sudden resignation of Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott, which Mr. Walker called an inappropriate overture to a woman. The triumvirate race rejects Republican candidate Mike Dunleavy over Democrat Mark Begich, but after such a scandal the result is difficult to name.
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