As of October 31, over 23 million votes have been cast in the 2016 Presidential Election nationwide. In 12 battleground states, over 11.5 million votes have been cast. This includes over 3.5 million in Florida, more than 1.5 million in North Carolina, and over 1.3 million in Georgia.
All 140 seats in Virginia’s General Assembly were on the ballot Tuesday as voters went to the polls to settle a blizzard of local and legislative races that will set the state’s political climate through the 2016 presidential race. A handful of key races, including one in Prince William County, will determine whether Republicans or Democrats control the state Senate, a struggle that is key to Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s quest to negotiate with the GOP-dominated House.
On Tuesday, Ohio could become the fifth state to legalize recreational marijuana. But the story line there is less about how a culturally conservative state feels about pot and more about how a group of savvy political and business operatives are forging a new path forward for the growing movement that could fundamentally change who gets in the game -- and why.
The polls are open for Election Day. Polling places in Pennsylvania opened at 7 a.m., while New Jersey's have been open since 6 a.m. Voters in both states can cast their ballots until 8 p.m.
All 80 seats are up for grabs, but Democrats are expected to keep their majority in the New Jersey General Assembly. Turnout is expected to be light in Tuesday's election, since the Assembly is alone at the top of the ticket for the first time in 16 years. Polls close at 8 p.m.