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As America goes to the polls, eight key Senate races come down to the wire

When the polls opened today, Nov. 4, 36 Senate seats were on the ballot. The current Senate count is 55 Democrats and 45 Republicans, but most major news organizations and forecasters predict that the Republican Party is likely to regain the majority.

The outcome will depend on eight toss-up seats: Alaska, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, New Hampshire and North Carolina.