Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto wins re-election in Nevada state, Edison Research projects, in a victory that guarantees the Senate will be controlled by Democrats in 2023.
Control of Senate may come down to Nevada, where a slow ballot count entered its final act in the nail-biter contest between Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto and Republican challenger Adam Laxalt.
Conservative Rupert Murdoch's media criticises ex-US president Donald Trump for making Republicans underperform in the midterm elections.
Buoyed by election results, Democratic strategists say President Joe Biden should run for re-election but exit polls show two-thirds of voters, including 43 percent of Democrats, prefer Biden not seek re-election.
Counting in midterm elections is nearing completion, and if the Democrats lose control of either the House or the Senate, Republican lawmakers could block President Joe Biden's agenda for the next two years.
President Joe Biden calls midterms a "good day" for democracy and appeals for political unity after elections in which his Democratic Party looks set to narrowly lose control of the House of Representatives.
This year, all 435 seats in the US House of Representatives, as well as 35 seats in the Senate are being contested.
Americans remain deeply polarised on issues from immigration to abortion — though many are united in fears for their country's democracy.
Republican ex-president Donald Trump and his followers raise allegations of fraud after problems with vote-counting machines, clerical errors, difficulties at polling stations in several states.
Republicans are widely favoured to pick up the five seats they need to take over the House from Democrats, but control of the Senate could come down to tight races in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia and Arizona.
Voters cast their ballots in schools, libraries and laundromats with inflation, abortion, crime and the future of democracy weighing heavily on their minds.
US voters head to the polls to render a verdict on Joe Biden at the halfway point of his presidency.
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