The 36 states that are holding an election Tuesday for U.S. Senate are colored a shade of dark gray right now on a map of the United States on the New York Times website. But as the returns on the 2014 midterm elections come in, those states will be colored blue, red or green to denote a Democratic, Republican or independent winner.
The Times is among numerous news websites where you can head to view live returns of the 2014 midterm elections. Some media outlets, such as NBC News and USA Today, are live streaming broadcasts on YouTube. Here’s a roundup of the best live election coverage and returns for the 2014 midterms:
New York Times
The live election blog at the Times has a U.S. map that depicts states with Senate races in dark gray while states without Senate contests are a shade of light gray. Click on a dark gray state and you get returns from individual counties. The Times also lists a number of key races, including Kentucky, Georgia, and New Hampshire, whose outcomes will be a strong predictor of which party will control the Senate.
The blog also has an up-to-the-minute look at the balance of power in the Senate, showing that Democrats control 33 Senate seats, the GOP controls 30, and Republicans need a net of six seats to reclaim control of the legislature’s upper chamber. Look for this tally to change and the night goes on.
To the left of the page is analysis as the results come in.
Politico’s Election Central has a similar graphic on its live 2014 Senate election results page, but independent candidates are denoted with yellow instead of the Times’ green. You can scroll down the page for live Senate election results for all 33 states. There are other tabs for House and gubernatorial races and ballot measures.
A number of live streams of the 2014 midterm elections are available on YouTube (others, like CNN, are streaming coverage on the website, but you need to be a cable television subscriber). Here’s a list of networks and news outlets with live streaming results and analysis:
ABC’s coverage kicks off at 7 p.m. EST, when polls close in the first states.
Bloomberg Politics’ YouTube coverage starts at 5 p.m. EST and features Bloomberg correspondents as well as election results.
“The Daily Show” and “The Colbert Report” are being live streamed by Comedy Central as part of its Election Night 2014 coverage on YouTube starting at 9 p.m. EST.
For Spanish-language speakers, Fox News Latino is live streaming its election night coverage on YouTube at 9 p.m. EST. The stream will also feature bilingual coverage.
Gwen Ifil and Judy Woodruff are scheduled to co-anchor PBS NewsHour’s election coverage, which gets underway at 6 p.m. EST.
If you want to get an early start to the 2014 midterms, USA Today’s YouTube coverage starts at 5 p.m. EST. The stream will feature USA Today political experts and Gannett reporters for news and election night analysis.
Check out Bloomberg’s stream below: