2023 election results: Democrats score big wins in Kentucky, Virginia; Ohio votes for abortion rights, legalized weed

The latest on Tuesday night's biggest contests.

Democrats had a good night Tuesday in off-year elections that decided control of state legislatures, governorships, school boards and ballot initiatives on issues ranging from abortion rights to the legalization of recreational marijuana.

The string of wins provides some comfort to Democrats as polls have shown President Biden's support flagging against former President Donald Trump in next year's race for the White House.

Political strategists for both parties are sure to look for clues on how Tuesday's lower-profile contests signal broader voter trends. Abortion access was a running theme for many of the most closely watched races, for instance.

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