Beginning at 6 p.m. CST, AFN.net will update breaking election news throughout the night so readers will have access to the latest news as it happens.
AFN has been reporting on the pivotal midterm elections for weeks and months, and that coverage will continue Tuesday evening when the first polls close on the East Coast. The closely-watched race for a Pennsylvania senate seat, and a surprise neck-and-neck race for New York governor, will be among the biggest races of the night.
Political pundits are watching those East Coast returns for bellwether signs Democrats are in trouble, or escape defeat, during the night. Voters are expected to give Republicans control of the U.S. House, and control of the U.S. Senate could be decided by one or two pivotal races tonight.
Then the polls begin closing in the Midwest and the Deep South, where the race for Michigan governor and a U.S. Senate race in Georgia will be among the biggest races to watch to gauge the mood of voters.
Late into the night, after polls close along the West Coast, the governor’s race in Oregon and a neck-and-neck U.S. Senate race in Washington state will be among the last contests on election night.
American Family Radio, the affiliated radio ministry, is providing live election night coverage. AFA president Tim Wildmon will host an all-night program that will include updates and observations from AFN news director Fred Jackson. Numerous guests will be dropping in during the night.
“Our readers and radio listeners have come to trust American Family News,” Jackson, the AFN news director, says. “We don’t take that trust lightly, and we intend on working hard far into the night to demonstrate why we have an audience that trusts us.”