In case you missed it, here's what you need to know about Tuesday's elections in Kentucky, Mississippi and Virginia:
- Kentucky's governor's race: Democratic state Attorney General Andy Beshear claimed victory in the race, Republican Gov. Matt Bevin said he is not conceding. CNN has not made a projection in the race. Bevin had aligned himself with President Trump, who won the state by 30 percentage points in 2016.
- So what's next? There is no automatic recount of a governor’s race in Kentucky. A candidate can request a recanvass of the vote, but not a full recount. A recanvass is a reprint of the receipts from voting machines to check. There is no threshold to request a recanvass. Certified votes from the counties are due to the secretary of state’s office on Friday. The deadline to request the recanvass to the secretary of state’s office is Nov. 12.
- Democrats win big in Virginia: CNN projected that the party will flip both chambers of the Virginia legislature, taking control of the state Senate and the House of Delegates. It has huge implications and opens the door for state lawmakers to pass measures Republicans have long opposed, including gun legislation reform and raising the minimum wage. It also positions the party to control the next round of redistricting ahead of the 2020 census.
- Mississippi's governor's race: CNN projected that Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves will defeat Attorney General Jim Hood, a Democrat. Hood spoke at his election watch party on Tuesday, congratulating Reeves on his victory.
- What Trump said: Trump tweeted his congratulations to Reeves. "Our big Rally on Friday night moved the numbers from a tie to a big WIN. Great reaction under pressure Tate!" Trump won Mississippi by about 18 points in 2016.