Midterm election 2022 live stream: How to watch online tonight

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When you tune into watch the U.S. 2022 midterm election results, you watch knowing that every single race counts. The House of Representatives has been leaning to the Republican party, while the Senate is still a tight race.

Today (Nov. 8), all 435 House seats are in play for this midterm election, and 35 out of the 100 Senate seats are on the ballot. Also, 36 gubernatorial races are taking place. Results will start to come in at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT / 11 p.m. GMT / 10 a.m. AEDT (tomorrow), and the final states to report (Alaska and Hawaii) begin to turn in data at midnight ET / 9 p.m. PT / 5 a.m. GMT. / 4 p.m. AEDT.

Currently, the Democrats control over Congress is as thin as it could be. Vice President Kamala Harris is the tie-breaking vote in the 50-50 split, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi's control of the House is only marginally larger.

We've got everything you need to keep up to date on the latest results. Audiences around the world have stayed tuned in to find out how the American public voted in the contest of U.S. President Donald J. Trump. 

That said, don't expect every election to be decided by the end of the night, as tighter races have increasingly led to recount demands.

How to watch 2022 Election returns from anywhere on Earth

No matter where you are in the world, you shouldn't be separated from your preferred means of following the news. If georestrictions are keeping you from watching the 2022 midterm election coverage you want, you're not out of luck. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for. The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.

Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.

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Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.

How to watch US 2022 midterm election results on CNN online

CNN is running its Election Day in America coverage around the clock.

If you've cut the cord, do not worry about finding CNN. Available on many streaming services, CNN is about as accessible as channels get. It's even available on two of the best streaming services: Sling TV and FuboTV

On Sling, CNN is available in both the Sling Blue and Sling Orange packages, which each start at $40 per month. Sling TV offers a 50% off discount for the first month (opens in new tab).

Fubo has a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab), and its $69 per month package has more than 100 channels.

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Sling TV (opens in new tab) also gives you most of the channels for following the NFL football season, minus CNN. Sling Blue has local FOX and NBC affiliates, as well as Cheddar, Fox News, MSNBC and Newsy. Sling's Orange and Blue packages may not have enough content on their own, so the $55 per month Sling Orange + Blue package can give you all of it. 

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Fubo.TV (opens in new tab): The best streaming service for getting international sportts, Fubo has all the cable news channels you'd ask for as well. and the two cable channels you don't want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab) so you don't need to pay up front.

How to watch US 2022 midterm election results on Fox News

Fox News is available on Sling TV (opens in new tab), but only on Sling Blue and not Sling Orange. FuboTV (opens in new tab) also has Fox News. As mentioned above, only Fubo has a free trial.

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Fox News is on the Sling TV (opens in new tab) Blue package, which also has FX, NFL Network and TNT. Sling TV is one of the least expensive streaming services there is, and this tier also includes the Food Network, in case you want to make some comfort foods while the poll returns come in.

Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)

The complete streaming service for sports fans, Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) also provides plenty of ways to stay informed with the news. So, after you use Fubo to follow the election across Fox News and Fox Business, you can also tune into the NFL season across local CBS, FOX and NBC affiliates, as well as ESPN and NFL Network. Sign up for the 7-day free trial (opens in new tab).

How to watch US 2022 midterm election results on MSNBC

Over on MSNBC, election coverage is continuing throughout the day, and you can access the channel through these services.

Sling TV (opens in new tab)

MSNBC is on the Sling TV (opens in new tab) Blue package, which also has AMC, BET, Food Network and FX. Sling TV is one of the most affordable streaming services available, and Sling Blue also adds in NFL Network, local Fox and NBC affiliates, TNT and USA.

Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)

Known as the top streaming service for sports fans Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) is still a complete streaming service in its own right. It's got both FX and FXX, Comedy Central, AMC, HGTV and much more. Football fans will also want Fubo for access to every channel they need for NFL live streams, with CBS, ESPN, FOX, NBC and the NFL Network.

How to watch US 2022 midterm election results online for free

Own a Roku or Fire TV device? You can get all the free election night coverage you could need from The Roku Channel app. ABC News Live, NBC News NOW and Live Now from FOX are among the channels in the streamer's free offerings. 

Own one of the best TV antennas? You should be able to pull your local networks out of the sky.

How to watch the 2022 midterm election results in Canada

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Those in Canada who want to watch the 2022 US election results live online can tune in via CBC (opens in new tab). Expected continued coverage throughout the day today (Tuesday, Nov. 8).

How to watch the 2022 midterm election results in the UK

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Folks across the pond will be able to watch the US midterm election results this Tuesday night for free online (as long as you have a valid TV license).

Many will tune to the BBC (opens in new tab) and BBC One. It can be accessed via the BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab).

Expect the poll returns to arrive late at night, due to time differences. The first results should begin to come in at 11 p.m. GMT — but many states won't deliver their results until hours later.

Americans abroad in the who want watch the cable channels they normally use should consider a VPN (opens in new tab) .

How to watch 2022 US midterm election live streams in Australia

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Australian TV, as you'd expect, will also offer midterm election coverage. Your first glimpse at the results should arrive on Wednesday at 10 a.m. AEDT.

The free-to-air SBS (opens in new tab) and 9Now (opens in new tab) service online are two of your options.

Henry T. Casey
Senior Editor

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.