The biggest primary night of the year is here! Voters in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota go to the polls to choose their nominees for the November midterms, and we’re liveblogging the results at Daily Kos Elections. You can find our guide to all the major contests right here, and you can also follow along with our coverage on Twitter.
In addition, we’re tracking the winners of each key race on our handy cheat-sheet.
Poll closing times:
- 8 PM ET: Alabama, Mississippi, and New Jersey
- 9 PM ET: New Mexico and the portion of South Dakota in the Central time zone
- 10 PM ET: Iowa, Montana, and the remainder of South Dakota
- 11 PM ET: California
Results: AL | CA | IA | MS | MT | NJ | NM | SD
NJ-Sen (D): The first polls closed tonight over 45 minutes ago, but we still only have a trickle of results. The first interesting numbers come in New Jersey’s Democratic primary for Senate. There, with 15% reporting, Sen. Bob Menendez is up just 57-43 against activist Lisa McCormick, who doesn’t even appear to have filed a single fundraising report with the FEC. That’s quite the protest vote against Menendez, who was tried for corruption last year in a case that ended in a hung jury.
There’s also a special election taking place tonight in a GOP-held state Senate seat in Missouri. Even though it’s a red district, Democrat Lauren Arthur is currently crushing Republican Kevin Corlew 62-37 with 25% reporting. This would be a big pickup for Dems.
Polls have now closed in New Mexico and the eastern part of South Dakota. As you can see, though, returns are slow in coming tonight—so far.