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

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