Taped prior to polls closing on Tuesday:

In a rarity for midterm elections, crowds have been voting in droves today. In Massachusetts, despite relatively few tight races, people traffic has been steady as well, with many voters saying they're out to make a statement about the direction of not only the state, but the country. Until polls close tonight, both parties will be watching the results intently, as the balance of the House and Senate, and any possible check on President Trump’s whims and policies, hangs in the balance.

Jim Braude was joined by Lylah Alphonse, managing editor for U.S. News and World Report; Jessica Tocco, president & CEO of A-10 Associates, who was on the Trump/Pence transition team; and Gautam Mukunda, a Harvard Kennedy School fellow and author of "Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter."