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New Jersey legislature: Democrats were expected to retain their majorities in the state Assembly and Senate, and early vote results bore that out. Three Republican state Senate candidates conceded shortly after early vote tallies were released.

Republican Gov. Chris Christie had said he expected the GOP to “make history,” by which he meant Republicans might pick up one legislative seat. Democrats hold a 47-33 advantage in the Assembly and a 26-14 majority in the state Senate.

The election is the first under New Jersey’s newly drawn redistricting map.

Washington liquor privatization: A ballot measure to shut down state-run liquor stores and allow sales in stores of at least 10,000 square feet was leading in the polls days before the election. The warehouse giant Costco had poured $22.5 million in the race, a state record, while wholesalers’ groups were fighting the initiative.