There will also be a special election in Virginia's SD-38 that will either cement the Republican majority or hand the chamber back to the Democrats. Our guide to both races can be found here. Poll close in Virginia at 7:00 PM ET and in Alaska at 12 AM ET and we'll be bringing you tonight's results as they come in. You can keep track of the winners just below.
Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 9:08 PM PT: Alaska does not report results by county (or borough), but by state House district. You can check out the district description tab for a look at what district corresponds with area of the state.
Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 9:42 PM PT: In 2008 and 2010, we got our first Alaska results at about 1:15 AM ET. The good news is it represented over a quarter of the vote both times. No guarantee that'll happen again, but worth noting.
Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 10:00 PM PT: Something you may notice is that Democrats, Libertarians, and the Alaska Independence Party is listed on one ballot line. Those primaries are open to any voter, while the Republican primary is closed to only registered Republicans and unaffiliated voters. Somewhat weirdly, it means mark Begich is running under the ADL ballot line tonight, even though there is no "ADL" party.
Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 10:06 PM PT: Results! With 17 percent reporting, national party favorite Dan Sullivan leads tea partier Joe Miller 40-33, with Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell at 24.
Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 10:18 PM PT: Results are coming in from all parts of the state, but the Fairbanks area seems to be further ahead than anywhere else. We can't get district by district results yet so we can't tell who that would benefit. The good news for Miller is that much of suburban Anchorage where he cleaned up last time is still out, but far from clear at this point where things stand.
Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 10:26 PM PT: Now up to 21 percent reporting and things are still where they were.
Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 10:31 PM PT: The good news for Miller is his 2010 base in suburban Anchorage (namely the Mat-Su Valley) is almost all out. That area corresponds roughly to HDs 7-14, a lot of heavily red area around Anchorage.
Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 10:40 PM PT: We have a tight race for Measure 1: If passed, the state's tax break for oil companies will be repealed. Yes (pro-repeal) leads 51-49, or by 552 votes. There's a lot to go, and the very red areas outside Anchorage and in the Mat-Su Valley are largely out.
Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 10:42 PM PT: We also have a close race for Measure 1: If it passes, it would repeal the state's new tax cut for oil companies. Yes leads 51-49 (by 552 votes), but a lot of red areas outside Anchorage and in the Mat-Su Valley are out.
Tue Aug 19, 2014 at 10:48 PM PT: 25 percent in and Sullivan has slightly extended his lead to 40-32. Measure 1 is up 686 votes.