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As Midterm Elections Kick Off, Hollywood Holds Its Breath – Update

As Midterm Elections Kick Off, Hollywood Holds Its Breath â€" Update

Refresh for updates … Election Day has finally arrived, and Hollywood is holding its collective breath to see if the momentum around some of its preferred candidates is borne out at the polls.

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With control of Congress and many state governors’ mansions up for grabs, several individual races have drawn attention, especially in consequential states like Georgia, Texas and Florida. A lot of dollars have flowed into Beto O’Rourke’s challenge to incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in Texas. With interest in the Georgia closely contested governor’s race running high, Oprah Winfrey has been among those knocking on doors trying to make the case for Democrat Stacey Abrams.

One significant factor showing up in a lot of social media posts today is the weather. It may be another sunny day in California but the eastern half of the U.S. is facing storms, high wind and even a bit of snow. That could suppress voter turnout, and studies have shown that lower turnout often favors Republicans.

Below are some of the Election Day thoughts and images being shared by entertainment figures on social media. Hollywood and the media are making their presence known in the midst of one of the most contested in recent decades.

Deadline will be live-blogging Election Night starting at 3 p.m. PT, with a focus on major races and how the media is covering the midterms.

David Robb contributed to this report.

Source: Google News Hollywood

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