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How to Watch the 2018 Midterm Election Results

Election night in America will be a must-watch affair this year

Amanda Bell

It's almost time for Americans to head to the polls again.

After months of political posturing, punditry, and passionate campaigning from candidates and their supporters, the 2018 midterm elections will finally determine whether the U.S. House and Senate will remain under Republican leadership or if one or both will flip to give Democrats a majority stake in the federal government for the first time since Donald Trump took office.

Meanwhile, statewide election results will also be highly consequential, with three dozen gubernatorial races being decided the same day, in addition to all of the local leadership roles up for grabs.

Eyes across the nation will be glued to the many percentages in play when those county-by-county tallies start trickling in on Tuesday, Nov 6. There'll be plenty of networks covering the results to satisfy most viewing preferences -- from the Steve Kornacki "magic board" frenzy faithful to those who want their numbers sans any editorial leaning, there's a little something for everyone.

Here's a rundown of where you can get you midterm election night coverage on Tuesday.

ABC News: ABC News will begin broadcasting its 2018 Midterm Election special at 8/7c, with its ABC News Live streamed coverage beginning at 4:30/3:30c on ABC's website and digital apps. George Stephanopoulos hosts, with guests like David Muir, Martha Raddatz, Jonathan Karl, Cecilia Vega, and more weighing on the news of the night.

CBS News: CBS News's coverage, including its primetime Campaign 2018 special, kicks off at 8/7c, with Norah O'Donnell, Jeff Glor, Gayle King, and more. The network's add-supported streaming app CBSN will also offer non-partisan election coverage starting at 5/4c.

CNN: CNN's Election Night in America begins at 5/4c with Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper and Anderson Cooper leading up a panel that will also include John King and his "Magic Wall" as well as other network personalities, like Dana Bash, Van Jones, Gloria Borger, David Axelrod, and Jim Acosta. Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon will anchor the network's late-night coverage, which will continue through the night. CNN's domestic channel can be viewed on CNN Go as well.

Comedy Central: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah will begin airing its live half-hour special titled "Democalypse 2018: Let's Try This Again, America" at 11/10c.

C-SPAN: C-SPAN's election night coverage begins on-screen and via C-SPAN Radio at 8/7c and will feature official results from the Associated Press on the national races of the evening as well as victory or concession speeches from the candidates and viewer reactions to results.

Fox News: Fox News' election coverage will begin at 6/5c with America's Election HQ: 2018 Midterms, co-anchored by Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum and featuring many Fox News favorites including Chris Wallace, Brit Hume, and John Roberts. Fox Business will begin its election coverage with Cavuto: Coast to Coast, starting at 8/7c. Both Fox News and Fox Business are available for live-streaming at Fox News Go.

MSNBC: MSNBC's evening show anchors Rachel Maddow and Brian Williams will co-host The Vote: America's Future starting at 6/5c. As has become tradition for the network, Steve Kornacki will be at the "Big Board" as results come in, and fellow MSNBC favorites like Nicolle Wallace, Chris Matthews, Chris Hayes, and Lawrence O'Donnell will also appear on the program.

NBC News: Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie, and Chuck Todd will be reporting from NBC News live starting at 8/7c, with Katy Tur, Kasie Hunt, Jacob Soboroff and more contributing to the coverage.

PBS: The Public Broadcasting Station will airing its own 2018 ETV Election Night Coverage starting at 8/7c. Judy Woodruff leads up the special with guests that include columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks, along with other media personalities including Amy Walter, Chris Buskirk, Karine Jean-Pierre, and PBS NewsHour's Lisa Desjardins.

Telemundo: Telemundo's coverage of the 2018 midterm election results, titled "El Voto, Nuestro Futuro Latino (The Vote, Our Latino Future)," will be hosted by José Díaz-Balart and feature presenters Julio Vaqueiro, Felicidad Aveleyra and Paulina Sodi. Coverage will begin with "Un Nuevo Día" at 7 a.m. and continue throughout the day, with real-time results available online, where a viewing party hosted by Vanessa Hauc starts at 11/10c.

Yahoo News: Yahoo News will stream its Midterm 2018 coverage on its newly-launched Roku channel, starting at 8/7c. The coverage will hosted by correspondent Stephanie Sy and feature members of the Yahoo and Huffington Post news teams.

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