Democrats were on track to gain House control Tuesday night, but Republicans held their Senate majority as voters rendered a mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Donald Trump's turbulent presidency.
Among the developments:
-- Results allowed both parties to claim partial victory, and highlighted an extraordinary realignment of U.S. voters by race, sex and education.
-- Republicans maintained their strength in conservative, rural states, while Democrats made inroads across America's suburbs.
Women will break the current record of 84 serving at the same time in the U.S. House.
-- With ballots still being counted across the country, women have won 75 seats and are assured of victory in nine districts where women are the only major-party candidates.
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