Photos: 2022 US Midterm Elections

Updated Tuesday, November 8, 2022 7:49pm EST

Tuesday’s midterm elections will decide which party controls both houses of Congress for the next two years.

Democrats are defending strongholds in blue states such as New York, Washington and Oregon as they aim to keep the House of Representatives. Republicans only need a net gain of five seats to regain control of the House.

A handful of swing state showdowns will decide the fate of the Senate, which is currently split 50-50. Some key Senate races to watch are in Arizona, Nevada, Georgia and Pennsylvania.

A GOP victory in the House or Senate threatens to undercut Joe Biden’s presidency and set up a bitter two-year political stalemate ahead of the 2024 White House race.

Dozens of governors, secretary of state and attorney general are also on the ballot.

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