1.00am GMT

Election day turnout is so far exceeding expectations, which is good news for Republicans, who were counting on high turnout today.

But the election results so far have been slightly better for Democrats than expected, so it’s unclear whether Republicans will gain enough from today’s voting to pull ahead in the Senate races, as the New York Times’ Nate Cohn notes.

A wash, if it kept up, would not work out for the GOP. Dems running ahead of our expectations on advance vote (mainly mail), so they’ll have to make that up at some point (whether by doing better in remaining advance or election day vote)

12.54am GMT

The Guardian’s Sam Levine reports from Atlanta, Georgia:

The voting part of Georgia’s high-stakes election appears to have gone off relatively smoothly.

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