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
A supporter of Don Bacon, the Republican candidate in Nebraska, wears a bacon suit as he waits for election results (Nati Harnik/AP)
Election 2018 Senate Scott Florida
A supporter of Rick Scott awaits the results in Florida (Wilfredo Lee/AP)
Election 2018
Yuriy Glukhoy, originally from Russia, looks through a magnifying glass at his ballot while voting in San Francisco (Jeff Chiu/AP)
Election 2018 House Lamb Pennsylvania
Supporters of Conor Lamb celebrate his win in the Pennsylvania’s 17th Congressional District (Gene J. Puskar/AP)
Election 2018 Indiana
John Baker arrives for a Republican election night party in Indianapolis (Darron Cummings/AP)
Election 2018 House Minnesota
Hibo Omar, Muhubo Shire and Kin Kyani watch results at Democratic congressional candidate Ilhan Omar’s election night headquarters in Minneapolis (Mark Vancleave/Star Tribune/AP)
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