In Pictures: Costumes and crossed fingers as America heads to the polls

Both the Democrats and Republicans had reasons to be cheerful as the United States headed to the polls for the midterm elections.

The Republicans maintained control of the Senate, while the House of Representatives looked as if it would come under Democrat control.

Election 2018 House Bacon Nebraska
Election 2018 House Bacon Nebraska
Election 2018 Senate Scott Florida
Election 2018 Senate Scott Florida
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Election 2018
Election 2018 House Lamb Pennsylvania
Election 2018 House Lamb Pennsylvania
Election 2018 Indiana
Election 2018 Indiana
Election 2018 House Minnesota
Election 2018 House Minnesota