A look at the winners and losers of the top US races

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  • Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam, right, celebrates his election victory with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his wife Dorothy at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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    Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam celebrates his election victory and addresses supporters and at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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    New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial nominee Phil Murphy speaks to supporters during his election night victory party at the Asbury Park Convention Hall, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Asbury Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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    Democratic Governor-elect Phil Murphy makes his victory address during a party at the Asbury Park Convention Hall Grand Arcade, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Asbury Park, N.J. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

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    New York City mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during his election night victory gathering, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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    Boston Mayor Martin Walsh celebrates his re-election to a second term, at an election-night party Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Boston. (Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via AP)

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    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, left, receives his ballot as he arrives at Precinct 135 with his daughter, Carolyn Duggan, center, and son, Patrick Duggan, right, in the lobby of River House at Precinct 135 in Detroit, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Duggan is being challenged by state Sen. Coleman Young II for Detroit mayor in an election in which fewer than a fifth of the city's 470,000 registered voters are expected at the polls. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP)

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    Atlanta city councilwoman and mayoral candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks at an election night party in Atlanta, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Nearly a dozen candidates are competing to succeed term-limited Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. With so many contenders running, it's a safe bet that some of these elections won't be settled Tuesday. For any race in which no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two finishers will return for a runoff election Dec. 5. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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    Mary Norwood, candidate for mayor, gives supporters a double thumbs up making a final appearance at her election night party in Atlanta on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

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    Vi Lyles, Charlotte's Democratic mayor pro tem, waves as she is greeted by supporters after defeating Republican City Councilman Kenny Smith Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. Lyles, a nearly 30-year veteran of local government was the definitive choice of voters on Tuesday and she will become the first African-American woman to run North Carolina's largest city. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

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    John Curtis, Republican candidate for 3rd Congressional District celebrates his win at Marriott Hotel & Conference Center Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Provo, Utah. The Republican mayor of the Mormon stronghold of Provo, has won a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

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    Democratic nominee Larry Krasner takes the stage after winning the election to be the next Philadelphia District Attorney in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

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    Democrat Manka Dhingra, center, running for State Senator for the 45th district, is congratulated by supporters after she takes the lead after early returns on election night, Nov. 7, 2017, in Woodinville, Wash. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times via AP)

  • Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam, right, celebrates his election victory with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his wife Dorothy at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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    Virginia Gov.-elect Ralph Northam celebrates his election victory and addresses supporters and at the Northam For Governor election night party at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

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    New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial nominee Phil Murphy speaks to supporters during his election night victory party at the Asbury Park Convention Hall, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Asbury Park, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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    Democratic Governor-elect Phil Murphy makes his victory address during a party at the Asbury Park Convention Hall Grand Arcade, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Asbury Park, N.J. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

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    New York City mayor Bill de Blasio speaks during his election night victory gathering, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

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    Boston Mayor Martin Walsh celebrates his re-election to a second term, at an election-night party Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Boston. (Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via AP)

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    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, left, receives his ballot as he arrives at Precinct 135 with his daughter, Carolyn Duggan, center, and son, Patrick Duggan, right, in the lobby of River House at Precinct 135 in Detroit, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Duggan is being challenged by state Sen. Coleman Young II for Detroit mayor in an election in which fewer than a fifth of the city's 470,000 registered voters are expected at the polls. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP)

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    Atlanta city councilwoman and mayoral candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms speaks at an election night party in Atlanta, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Nearly a dozen candidates are competing to succeed term-limited Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. With so many contenders running, it's a safe bet that some of these elections won't be settled Tuesday. For any race in which no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote, the top two finishers will return for a runoff election Dec. 5. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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    Mary Norwood, candidate for mayor, gives supporters a double thumbs up making a final appearance at her election night party in Atlanta on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

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    Vi Lyles, Charlotte's Democratic mayor pro tem, waves as she is greeted by supporters after defeating Republican City Councilman Kenny Smith Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. Lyles, a nearly 30-year veteran of local government was the definitive choice of voters on Tuesday and she will become the first African-American woman to run North Carolina's largest city. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

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    John Curtis, Republican candidate for 3rd Congressional District celebrates his win at Marriott Hotel & Conference Center Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Provo, Utah. The Republican mayor of the Mormon stronghold of Provo, has won a special election to replace former U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz. (Francisco Kjolseth/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP)

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    Democratic nominee Larry Krasner takes the stage after winning the election to be the next Philadelphia District Attorney in Philadelphia, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. (Charles Fox/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

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    Democrat Manka Dhingra, center, running for State Senator for the 45th district, is congratulated by supporters after she takes the lead after early returns on election night, Nov. 7, 2017, in Woodinville, Wash. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times via AP)

Democrats swept Virginia and New Jersey's governor's races, incumbents came out on top in several big-city mayoral races and voters in Maine said they wanted to join 31 other states in expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.

A rundown of the top races around the country on Tuesday:

TWO GOVERNORS

Voters in two states picked replacements for their term-limited governors Democrat Terry McAuliffe in Virginia and Republican Chris Christie in New Jersey in contests seen as an early referendum on the presidency of Donald Trump. In swing state Virginia, Democratic Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam defeated Republican Ed Gillespie. In New Jersey, front-running Democrat Phil Murphy overcame Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno.

The stakes were high as both parties sought momentum ahead of next year's midterm elections. Democrats haven't won any special elections for Congress this year and the next Virginia governor will have a major say in the state's next round of redistricting, when Congressional lines are drawn. Republicans were looking for a boost as their party is beset by intraparty turmoil between Trump and key Republicans in Congress.

BIG-CITY MAYORS

Democrat Bill de Blasio won a second term as mayor of heavily Democratic New York City. He easily defeated Republican state lawmaker Nicole Malliotakis and several third-party candidates.

In Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh won a second four-year term by beating City Councilor Tito Jackson after a low-key campaign.

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan won a second four-year term by defeating state Sen. Coleman Young II, whose father was the city's first black mayor. Duggan was first elected after a state-appointed manager filed for Detroit's historic bankruptcy.

Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood were the top two vote-getters in Atlanta's mayoral race in a field of nearly a dozen candidates and are now headed to a Dec. 5 runoff. The winner will replace term-limited Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

In Seattle, former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan took a strong early lead in the race for mayor. Voters were choosing between Durkan and urban planner Cary Moon to replace former Mayor Ed Murray, who resigned earlier this year amid sexual abuse allegations. Ballot counting in the all mail-in election will continue over the next several days.

Charlotte, North Carolina, is getting its sixth mayor since 2009. Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles, a Democrat, beat Republican City Councilman Kenny Smith.

MEDICAID

Maine voters approved a measure allowing them to join 31 other states in expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The referendum represented the first time since the signature health bill of former President Barack Obama took effect that the question of expansion was put before U.S. voters. Maine's Republican governor had vetoed five attempts to expand the program.

UTAH'S CONGRESSIONAL SEAT

The Republican mayor of the Mormon stronghold of Provo, Utah, won a special election to replace U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, who resigned earlier this year. In an expected victory in the heavily Republican congressional district, John Curtis beat Democrat Kathryn Allen and third-party candidate Jim Bennett.

PHILADELPHIA DISTRICT ATTORNEY

Philadelphia's next district attorney is Larry Krasner, a liberal Democrat who vows to end mass incarceration and the death penalty. He replaces Democrat Seth Williams, who was sentenced to prison last month for accepting a bribe.

CONTROL OF WASHINGTON

Democrat Manka Dhingra took an early lead in a state Senate race that will determine whether the Washington state Senate will remain the only Republican-led legislative chamber on the West Coast. If the seat flips to Democrats , Washington will join Oregon and California with total Democratic rule in both legislative chambers and the governor's office. Under the state's vote-by-mail system, ballots just need to be postmarked or dropped off by Tuesday, which means that final results may not be known for days.

           

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