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Election Day Results

US voters cast ballots yesterday in off-year general elections in several states, choosing state and local leaders and deciding on a number of referendums.

In Kentucky, a state won by former President Donald Trump twice, Gov. Andy Beshear (D) secured a second term after defeating challenger and state Attorney General Daniel Cameron (R). In Mississippi, Gov. Tate Reeves (R) won reelection against Brandon Presley (D), a state utility regulator and second cousin to the legendary Elvis Presley.

Every seat in the General Assembly in Virginia was up for grabs. Democrats won full control of the statehouse, ending the prospect of a Republican trifecta under Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R).

In Ohio, voters passed a proposal to amend the state constitution to protect access to abortion services. Part of the proposal would establish the right to an abortion, contraception, and fertility treatment. Ohioans also voted in favor of legalizing recreational marijuana, making Ohio the 24th state to do so.

Rhode Island voters made history by electing Gabe Amo (D), the state's first Black congressman. In New York City, Yusef Salaam (D), who was one of five teens wrongfully convicted of attacking a jogger in New York City's Central Park in 1989 and exonerated in 2002, won a city council seat. Salaam was unopposed.

Separately, the third Republican primary debate will be held tonight in Miami (8 pm ET, NBC). Five candidates—former Govs. Nikki Haley (SC) and Chris Christie (NJ), Gov. Ron DeSantis (FL), Sen. Tim Scott (SC), and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy—are set to participate.

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