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Early election projections are seeing massive Republican support which has experts eyeing declarations of victory even hours before polls come to a close. Election forecasters suggest Republicans have a strong chance of taking up all 5 seats in the House of Representatives to win a majority and one seat in the Senate is being closely fought to gain control.

CNN poll watchers predict reelection wins for Republican Senators John Boozman in Arkansas, Jerry Moran in Kansas, Whip John Thune in South Dakota, John Hoeven in North Dakota and Marc Rubio in Florida.

History-making results also have first-term Republican Sen. Todd Young taking over Indiana’s senate race while Katie Britt could be Alabama’s first Republican senator and Rand Paul is also predicted to take the win for Kentucky.

In the House of Representatives, Republicans are gaining ground with projected wins from Florida’s 1st, 7th, 13th, 15th and 27th Districts, Georgia’s 14th District, and Indiana’s 2nd, and 6th Districts are also seeing red.

The gubernatorial race has Republicans taking the lead in poll projections with the reelections of Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama, Gov. Phil Scott in Vermont and Gov. Kevin Sitt in Oklahoma. Gov. Ron DeSantis is looking to remain a household name for a second term in the Sunshine State. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is also leading in polls for reelection along with Gov. Kristi Noem in South Dakota. One-time press secretary and communications director for former President Donald Trump Sarah Huckabee Sanders is also projected to become Arkansas' first woman governor.

Several states have closed polls as early as 6:00 p.m. ET with Alaska closing at 1:00 a.m. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden made his first congratulatory calls to several Democratic candidates leading poll projections in a press statement from the White House.

“This evening, the President has made congratulatory calls to Massachusetts Governor-elect Maura Healey, Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee, Senator-elect Peter Welch, Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester, Colorado Governor Jared Polis, Representative Abigail Spanberger, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer,” the statement said.

Election results are reliant on how quickly each state counts and tallies mail ballots. Most Democrats vote by mail compared to Republicans which could give them a headstart that would initially show a blue mirage. However, this could easily dissipate as vote counters start to work through piles of Republican ballots that have been cast on election day itself.

The first wave of results is expected to come in between 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET on the East Coast. The Midwest tallies will pour in around 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET. The state of California could take weeks to count all its ballots because they are postmarked by Election Day no matter if they arrive days later. Nevada and Washington also allow late ballots only if these are postmarked by Nov.8.

Joy Evans plays election-themed Bingo during an election night watch party
Joy Evans plays election-themed Bingo during an election night watch party at Carmi Soul Food restaurant, during the US midterm elections, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on November 8, 2022. Photo by Rebecca Droke/AFP via Getty Images

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