Midterm election 2018 LIVE UPDATES: Projections are in from first wave of states

Preliminary results from the national exit poll are out, and polls are closed in half of the country. Here’s the latest:

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9:57 p.m. ET — Sharice Davids is on track to win Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District, ABC News projects, based on exit polls. The political newcomer will be the first Native American lesbian woman elected to Congress. She’s also the second openly lesbian woman in Congress.

Davids is from the Ho-Chunk Nation in Wisconsin and has focused her career on the advancement of Native Americans.

Elected to represent Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District, Davids was a longshot in her campaign against four-term Republican Rep. Kevin Yoder.

9:42 p.m. ET — In the third Democratic pick-up of the night, Rep. Connor LambRep. Connor Lamb will win his election against Rep. Keith Rothfus, ABC can project based on exit polls. It was the only incumbent versus incumbent race in the nation.

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