By Katabella Roberts
The Senate is currently split, with 50 Republicans and 50 Democrats, although vice-president Kamala Harris can break tie votes, giving Democrats an effective majority.
A total of 35 Senate seats are up for election this year, including a special election in Oklahoma. Of those 35 seats, 12 are currently held by Democrats, and 23 are held by Republicans.
Ultimately, control of the Senate is coming down to a handful of swing states in 2022. They include Ohio, Arizona, Nevada, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.
Polls close between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. across the nation.
Here is a live list of the U.S. Senate race results:
Republican Katie Britt won the U.S. Senate race in Alabama after beating Democrat Will Boyd and Libertarian John Sophocleus, making her the first woman elected to the role from the state. She won with 66.8 percent of the vote, according to The Associated Press.
Results for the Alaska Senate race have not yet been called.
Results for the Arizona Senate race have not yet been called.
Two-term Republican incumbent Sen. John Boozman comfortably defeated challenger, Democrat Natalie James, 65.9 percent to 30.9 percent, respectively, according to AP.
Democrat Sen. Alex Padilla has won the Senate election after defeating Republican Mark Meuser with 60.8 percent of the votes, according to AP.
Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet retained his Senate seat in Colorado, beating Republican Joe O’Dea, with 55 percent of the votes, AP reported.
Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal defeated Trump-endorsed Republican candidate Leora Levy to secure a third term in office with 56 percent of the vote, according to AP.
Florida’s Republican incumbent Marco Rubio has been reelected to the U.S. Senate after beating his Democratic opponent, Rep. Val Demings, in the key battleground state with 57. 7 percent of the votes, according to AP.
Results for the Georgia Senate race have not yet been called.
Democratic incumbent Sen. Brian Schatz defeated Republican state Rep. Bob McDermott in Hawaii’s US Senate election after securing 72.9 percent of the votes, according to AP.
Idaho Republican Senator Mike Crapo won a fifth term in the Senate after comfortably beating Democrat David Roth by scoring 59.8 percent of the votes, AP reported.
Results for the Illinois Senate race have not yet been called.
Sen. Todd Young beat Democrat Tom McDermott to represent Indiana in the U.S. Senate, winning 58.9 percent of the vote, AP reports.
Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley won another six-year term in the Senate, beating Democrat Michael Franken, according to AP.
Incumbent Sen. Jerry Moran beat Democrat Mark Holland and will continue to represent Kansas in the U.S. Senate, according to AP.
Republican Sen. Rand Paul, a former presidential candidate, has won a third term after defeating progressive Democrat Charles Booker, AP stated.
Republican U.S. Sen. John Kennedy won a second term after fending off challenges from Democrats Luke Mixon and Gary Chambers, according to AP.
Democratic candidate Chris Van Hollen has won the election for one of Maryland’s U.S. Senate seats, according to AP, having beaten Republican candidate Chris Chaffee to secure his second term.
Missouri Republican Attorney General Eric Schmitt won the state’s Senate seat after defeating Democratic challenger Trudy Busch Valentine in Tuesday’s race to replace Sen. Roy Blunt, who is retiring, AP reports.
Results for the Nevada Senate race have not yet been called.
New Hampshire Results
Sen. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, has won her reelection in the New Hampshire Senate race against Republican Don Bolduc, a retired Army general, according to The Associated Press.
New York Results
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer cruised to reelection, becoming New York’s longest-serving senator, after defeating Republican Joe Pinion, AP reported.
North Carolina Results
Republican Rep. Ted Budd won the North Carolina Senate race against Democrat Cheri Beasley, AP reported.
North Dakota Results
North Dakota Republican John Hoeven has won reelection to a third term in the U.S. Senate after defeating Democrat Katrina Christiansen with 56.5 percent of the votes, according to AP.
Trump-backed Republican J.D. Vance won the Senate race in Ohio, defeating Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan, with 53.3 percent of votes, AP reports.
Republicans Sen. James Lankford and U.S. Rep. Markwayne Mullin both cruised to victory on Tuesday after beating Democrat Madison Horn and former Democratic U.S. Rep. Kendra Horn, respectively, according to AP. Mullin is set to become the first Native American in the U.S. Senate in nearly 20 years.
Democrat Ron Wyden has won reelection to U.S. Senate from Oregon, beating Republican hopeful Jo Rae Perkins, AP reports.
Democrat John Fetterman is projected to win the hotly-contested race against Republican Dr. Mehmet Oz.
South Carolina Results
Republican Tim Scott has beaten Democratic state Rep. Krystle Matthews for a second full term, per AP.
South Dakota Results
Republican John Thune defeated Democratic challenger Brian Bengs to represent South Dakota in the U.S. Senate after securing 70.2 percent of the votes, according to AP.
Republican Utah Sen. Mike Lee won reelection to a third term after beating independent challenger Evan McMullin, according to AP.
Democratic Rep. Peter Welch has beaten Republican Gerald Malloy in Vermont’s U.S. Senate race with 68.6 percent of the votes, AP reports.
Sen. Patty Murray, a Democrat, has won against Republican Tiffany Smiley and will now serve a sixth term, according to AP.
Results for the Wisconsin Senate race have not yet been called.