Voters line up in voting booths to cast their ballots at Robious Elementary School in Richmond, Va. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. The 30-ft. x 12-ft. image in the background was painted by 3rd and 4th graders at the school in preparation for Veterans Day. (Shelby Lum/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)
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Primary Day In 5 US States: Live Coverage

Elections are underway in MaineNevadaNorth DakotaSouth Carolina and Virginia. A recap of the live blog is at the bottom of this article.

We have another big primary day upon us today! Voters in Maine, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Virginia go to the polls to choose nominees, and here’s a guide of what’s on tap.

We hope you’ll join us here for our live blog of all of the races, and if you’re interested, you can see what primaries are ahead via this nifty calendar.

Polls close at 7 pm ET in Virginia and South Carolina, 8 pm ET in Maine, and 7 pm PT (10 pm ET) in Nevada. Live results in select major races are here courtesy of Vox and Decision Desk HQ. 

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Here’s what you need to know for tonight’s races, courtesy of CNN:

  • Polls close at 7 p.m. EDT in Virginia and South Carolina. In Virginia, Democrats are targeting a handful of seats to flip in November and Republicans will choose their nominee to challenge Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine. In South Carolina, Rep. Mark Sanford is facing an insurgent primary challenger who is attacking him for his criticism of Trump.
  • Polls close at 8 p.m. EDT in Maine. The state will be the first in the nation to use ranked choice in statewide elections on Tuesday. Democrats feel good about the race to replace controversial Republican Governor Paul LePage, though the state’s unusual voting means even professional observers don’t know which Democratic candidate will win the nomination. State Attorney General Janet Mills and Iraq and Afghanistan wars veteran Adam Cote are both seen as strong Democratic candidates for the Fall.
  • All polls are closed at 9 p.m. EDT in North Dakota. Republicans will most likely pick Rep. Kevin Cramer, the state’s sole representative in Congress, to challenge incumbent Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, one of the most vulnerable Democratic senator this November. Trump won North Dakota by 36 points in 2016.
  • Polls close at 10 p.m. EDT in Nevada. Another competitive November election will be take shape here on Tuesday. Incumbent Sen. Dean Heller, considered to be the most vulnerable Republican senator this year, will most likely face Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen, who is most favored to win her party’s nomination in a general election race CNN currently rates as a toss-up.

NOTE: This post will be updated when new information is available.


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