UPDATED 11/09/16 1:21 a.m.

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Democrats on Tuesday swept U.S. House races in Connecticut, though the Republican Party remained handily in control of the body.

John Larson, Joe Courtney, Rosa DeLauro, Jim Himes and Elizabeth Etsy all won their races.

Meanwhile, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal also won a second term.

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In six straight presidential elections, Connecticut has voted for the Democrat, going back to President Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign. That did not change Tuesday as Clinton won, though Trump was ahead in the wee hours Wednesday.

More than two million residents have registered to vote in Connecticut, according to Secretary of State Denise Merrill. Merrill expected turnout to be around 75 percent, about the same as in 2012.  The focus will be to keep the lines moving at the polls.

“Even people who didn’t register in advance for whatever reason still have one more chance, you can still come and register and vote, usually at town halls — not at the polling places,” Merrill said.

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The amount of people who registered by 12 p.m. Tuesday was surprising. Merrill said about 9,000 people have taken advantage of same-day voter registration and officials expected the number to be high.

Some wrong ballots were delivered to a polling place in northern Hartford, but the problem was detected quickly and few if any ballots had to be corrected. Long lines were reported in New Haven, and Merrill advised city officials to get extra staff.

Officials also reported a few voting machines broke down in some towns.

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