Scenes From Election Night

Across the country, winners and losers waited impatiently for exit polls in Tuesday's election night. See the moments captured just before the results rolled in.

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Tuesday night was one for the election books. In New Jersey, Chris Christie unsurprisingly secured four more years in the governor's mansion—and became the first Republican in a quarter-century to receive more than 50 percent of the N.J. vote. Bill de Blasio beat out Joe Lhota to take the reins from outgoing NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg. The Virginia governor's race was won by Terry McAuliffe, who trumped Tea Party candidate Ken Cuccinelli. Here are pictures of the moments before the results came in.

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The De Blasio family celebrates winning the New York City mayoral election.

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Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signals a second term as he stands with his wife, Mary Pat Christie, second right, and their children, Andrew and Bridget.

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Virginia Democratic Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe smiles as he hugs his wife Dorothy McAuliffe, before speaking during an election night party.

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Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, appearing with his wife Teiro and family, concedes the Virginia Governor's race to Terry McAuliffe during an election night appearance before supporters.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie takes a photo with a woman as he greets supporters after casting his vote in Mendham Township, New Jersey.

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New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono talks to media before leaving her polling place in Metuchen, N.J.

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Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe greets campaign workers, in Chesterfield County, Va.

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Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in Mechanicsville, Virginia.

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Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio stands with his family as he talks to the media after voting, in Brooklyn, New York.

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Joe Lhota and his wife Tamra leave a news briefing after voting in the general election in Brooklyn, New York.

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Republican candidate for Lt. Governor E.W. Jackson casts his vote in Chesapeake, Va.