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First polls open on East Coast, kicking off US midterm election day voting

Voters pass a sign outside a polling site in Warwick, Rhode Island, November 7, 2022, after casting their ballots on the last day of early voting before the midterm election. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Voters pass a sign outside a polling site in Warwick, Rhode Island, November 7, 2022, after casting their ballots on the last day of early voting before the midterm election. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

WASHINGTON — Americans begin voting in midterm elections, with Republicans chasing a congressional majority that would paralyze US President Joe Biden’s agenda for the next two years and could pave the way for Donald Trump to return to the White House.

Polling stations on the East Coast started opening at 6 a.m. With control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate up for grabs, more than 40 million people have already cast their ballots in pre-election day voting across the country.

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