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How did Americans – and Texans – vote?

Today, we’re talking about election results and political trends in Texas and across the country. Plus, when will COVID vaccines for young children be available in Houston?


A voter heads to a polling site at Faith Presbyterian Church in the Travis Heights neighborhood of Austin on Election Day.

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It's the day after the Election.

How did it all unfold?

Here in Texas, voters approved 8 constitutional amendments – from raffles at rodeos to the government's ability to limit religious services.

Elsewhere in the country, Eric Adams was elected mayor of New York – the city's second Black mayor.

Republicans did well in New Jersey and Virginia elections, with the governor's race in New Jersey surprisingly close for a heavily democratic state.

Today, we look at how Americans voted.

We'll breakdown the races, issues and policies that were triumphant – and see what it all means for 2022.

Plus, a medical expert discusses the latest on deploying children’s COVID vaccines, given the recent recommendation of that vaccine by the CDC and authorization by the FDA.


Jennifer Kiger

Brandon Rottinghaus

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