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What are the first results from the midterm elections?
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    Tough fight for Congress as 1st Democratic incumbent falls.
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    Despite their liberal history, states like Massachusetts, Maryland and Illinois have elected moderate Republican governors in the past. But the Republicans this year appeared to be too conservative in these states, handing Democrats easy victories.
    ...
    In Florida, a one-time battleground that has become increasingly Republican, Gov. Ron DeSantis won a second term, defeating Democratic challenger Charlie Crist, a former congressman. DeSantis won Miami-Dade County, once a Democratic stronghold. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio also won reelection, fending off a challenge from Democrat Val Demings.
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    All House seats are up for grabs, as are 34 Senate seats — with cliffhangers likely in Pennsylvania, Georgia and Arizona. There were no widespread problems reported around the country, though there were hiccups typical of most Election Days. Some tabulators were not working in a New Jersey county. In Maricopa County, Arizona, officials reported problems with vote-tabulation machines in about 20% of voting places.
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    ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author JD Vance wins Ohio senatorial race.
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    Buckle up. This could be a month-long election night.
    The Nation (Left) • Factual Grade 79% • 5 min read

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Why are officials in Florida and Missouri blocking federal election monitors?


    The Justice Department [announced] Monday that federal election monitors would be deployed to 64 jurisdictions in 24 states to ensure compliance with federal voting rights laws during Tuesday’s midterm elections. “...

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Why is Greece's government planning to ban the sale of spyware?


    In July Nikos Androulakis, a Greek politician and member of the European parliament, was discovered to have been targeted with a mobile spyware...

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