If early tallies in several states were any indication, voter turnout for Tuesday's midterms could reach record-breaking proportions.
But that was only a projection, and Americans are likely to be leery of pre-election polls after, say, Nov. 9, 2016. Some commentators also reserved judgment in the lead-up to the event itself, as what may once have seemed like reliable gauges no longer held the same power of prognostication.
As of around 8 p.m. EST, actual news of wins in states like Virginia and Vermont started to hit the wires. It's going to be a long night.
Election watchers looking for blow-by-blow coverage as the evening progresses can follow PBS' live feed above, or click here to tune in as "Democracy Now!" hosts Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez are joined by The Intercept's Jeremy Scahill and other special guests in Goodman's studio. And be sure to check back on our page for post-midterm analysis from Truthdig columnists and contributors in coming days.