25 Of The Most Powerful Photos From The 2018 Midterm Elections

This is what democracy looks like.

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Voters wait to get a ballot at a polling station in Hillsboro, Virginia.

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People wait in line to cast their ballot at a polling station in San Diego.

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People vote at the Venice Beach lifeguard station in Los Angeles.

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A resident of Mecklenburg County in Charlotte, North Carolina, casts her ballot.

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Democratic Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke talks with a supporter after he cast his ballot in El Paso, Texas.

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Barry Robin holds a mini surfboard supporting Harley Rouda, a Democratic congressional candidate for California's 48th District, at a rally in Laguna Beach.

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A man displays his "I Voted" sticker after voting in Los Angeles.

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An American flag hangs on the back of a pickup truck on Election Day as a motorist drives through Woodstock, Georgia.

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Democratic congressional candidate Deb Haaland, who became the first Native American woman in the US House of Representatives, hugs Dottie Tiger in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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Supporters of Republican congressional candidate John Culberson pray with his pastor in Houston.

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Kwali Daniel-Speid, 7, from Tacoma, Washington, gathers with others at an election night party for Georgia Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams in Atlanta.

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Gary Bruce shows his support for the Republican Party at Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp's election night party in Athens, Georgia.

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Supporters of Democratic congressional candidate Conor Lamb celebrate after hearing that CNN projected Lamb as the winner in Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District.

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Attendees celebrate poll results during an election night rally for Rick Scott, governor of Florida and Republican Senate candidate.

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Democratic congressional candidate — and eventual winner — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez embraces supporters at her election night party in New York City.

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Beto O'Rourke concedes to Sen. Ted Cruz as his wife Amy looks on during his election night party in El Paso, Texas.

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Republican supporters cheer after Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds wins reelection in Des Moines.

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Kate Tores (left) and Cris Aragon react during a viewing party in San Francisco as CNN announces Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won reelection.

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Democratic congressional candidate Jahana Hayes at her election night party in Waterbury, Connecticut.

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Supporters of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz react at his election night party in Houston.

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Democratic congressional candidate Abby Finkenauer at her election night party in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Democratic congressional candidate Deb Haaland, with her daughter Somah at her side, thanks her supporters after winning her election in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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A man impersonates President Donald Trump at the election night party for Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis in Orlando.

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Democratic congressional candidate — and eventual winner — Ilhan Omar is greeted by her husband's mother at her election night party in Minneapolis.

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A smartphone shows a tweet by President Donald Trump saying "Tremendous success tonight" after most of the results of the midterm elections were called in Washington, DC.