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    US Presidential Election 2016: Voting Day and Results (82)

    Democratic candidates in races for the US Senate looked headed for victory in the states of Illinois and New Hampshire on Tuesday night, according to media projections.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — CNN projected that in Illinois, US Representative Tammy Duckworth, a wounded veteran of the Iraq war, was on track to defeat incumbent Senator Mark Kirk, the website RealClearPolitics reported.

    Duckworth was leading Kirk, 49.9 percent to 44.8 percent, with 1 percent of votes counted.

    In New Hampshire, Governor Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, was leading incumbent Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte, 53.8 percent to 42 percent, with 9 percent of votes tallied.

    Pre-election forecasts based on state-by-state polls showed eight Senate seats could change hands, giving Democrats a chance to take control of Congress’ upper chamber from Republicans.

    Use Sputnik’s interactive map to follow results as they come here.

    US Presidential Election 2016: Voting Day and Results (82)


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