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Michigan votes to protect abortion rights; Fetterman wins Pa. race for Senate

Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman declared victory over his Republican opponent Mehmet Oz on Nov. 9. (Video: The Washington Post)

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In a major win for abortion rights supporters, Michigan voters are projected to approve a constitutional right to abortion in a ballot referendum. Democrat John Fetterman is projected to win the race for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, defeating Trump-backed Republican Mehmet Oz. Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor, overcame a stroke in May to flip a Republican seat, giving Democrats a major boost in their efforts to keep control of the Senate.

Control of Congress was still too close to call. Republicans J.D. Vance of Ohio and Rep. Ted Budd of North Carolina were projected to win their Senate races, fending off Democratic efforts to flip those seats. Sens. Maggie Hassan (N.H.), Michael F. Bennet (Colo.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) were projected to win reelection, keeping those seats in Democratic hands. Close Senate races remain in Georgia and Wisconsin.

The 2022 Midterm Elections

Georgia runoff election: Sen. Raphael G. Warnock (D) won re-election in the Georgia Senate runoff, defeating Republican challenger Herschel Walker and giving Democrats a 51st seat in the Senate for the 118th Congress. Get live updates here and runoff results by county.

Divided government: Republicans narrowly won back control of the House, while Democrats will keep control of the Senate, creating a split Congress.

What the results mean for 2024: A Republican Party red wave seems to be a ripple after Republicans fell short in the Senate and narrowly won control in the House. Donald Trump announced his 2024 presidential campaign shortly after the midterms. Here are the top 10 2024 presidential candidates for the Republicans and Democrats.

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