Based on the latest polls, Republicans will need to win six seats to get a 51-seat majority in the Senate. Respected polls now predict they will pick up between five and eight seats.
After a long and contentious election season, President Barack Obama won a second term Tuesday night, earning 303 electoral votes to Republican challenger Mitt Romney’s 206.
President Obama cast his ballot early, but plenty of Americans will still be headed to the polls next Tuesday. During the next week, employers should brush up on voting rights laws in their states to ensure they give employees sufficient time to cast their ballots on Election Day.