PRESIDENT (3) -- Bush. Only one Democrat has taken Alaska since it became a state -- Lyndon Johnson in 1964.
SENATE -- Republican Lisa Murkowski took early lead against former Gov. Tony Knowles; many Alaskans upset her father, Frank Murkowski, appointed her to his old job when he became governor in 2002.
HOUSE -- Current: 1 Republican. Incumbent Don Young won 17th term against token opposition.
PROPOSITIONS -- Ballot measure, fueled by Murkowski controversy, to eliminate appointments to fill Senate vacancies; others would legalize marijuana and ban bear baiting.
EXIT POLL -- About two-thirds of voters said they thought governor's appointment of his daughter was inappropriate.
PRESIDENT (10) -- Bush captured state that had been viewed as battleground early on -- partly because Clinton won here in 1996. Kerry had withdrawn advertising dollars and workers as Bush moved ahead.
SENATE -- John McCain in a landslide; Democratic eighth-grade math teacher Stuart Starky was no match for a Republican incumbent with broad bipartisan appeal.
HOUSE -- Remains 6R, 2D. In expensive, nasty campaign, freshman Republican Rick Renzi soundly defeated Democrat Paul Babbitt, brother of former Interior Secretary and ex-Gov. Bruce Babbitt.
PROPOSITIONS -- Voters OK'd measure aimed at denying illegal immigrants certain government services; state workers who fail to report undocumented aliens could face jail time.
EXIT POLL -- Preliminary figures showed nearly half the state's Kerry votes were cast against the president rather than for the senator.
PRESIDENT (55) -- Biggest pot of electoral votes went to Kerry; Bush lost in 2000 by 12 points.
SENATE -- Barbara Boxer swept past Republican Bill Jones, who was unable to raise money or gain strong support from Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
HOUSE -- 33D, 20R. Only one incumbent leaving: Democrat Cal Dooley. Former state Sen. Jim Costa favored over Republican state Sen. Roy Ashburn to replace him.
PROPOSITIONS -- Sixteen ballot issues included two expensive casino gambling initiatives, both rejected, and one that would roll back "three strikes" sentencing law. Voters agreed to let the state sell $3 billion in bonds to pay for embryonic stem cell research.
EXIT POLL -- In 2000 election, about one in seven voters was between ages of 18 and 29. This year, it was more than one in five.
PRESIDENT (9) -- Bush managed relatively comfortable victory after some late polls suggested Democrats could take the state for just the third time in 50 years.
SENATE -- The Democrats picked up a Senate seat -- state Atty. Gen. Ken Salazar narrowly topped Republican beer baron Peter Coors. GOP Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell is retiring.
HOUSE -- 5R, 2D. Race pitting Democrat John Salazar, the attorney general's brother, against Republican Greg Walcher was too close to call.
PROPOSITIONS -- Voters rejected measure to scrap winner-take-all system of awarding electoral votes and divide them based on popular vote.
EXIT POLL -- Three-fourths of voters who said Iraq was the top issue supported Kerry, while eight in ten who said moral values were most important voted for Bush.
PRESIDENT (4) -- Surprise, surprise: Hawaii, in Democratic corner every election but two since gaining statehood, became a battleground at end of campaign.
SENATE -- Veteran Sen. Daniel Inouye, 80, won lopsided race against Republican Cam Cavasso, a former state legislator.
HOUSE -- 2D. Reps. Neil Abercrombie and Ed Case breezed to re-election.
PROPOSITIONS -- Four constitutional amendments on ballot, all relating to crime and criminal prosecution. State attorney general and the Honolulu prosecutor backed them; opponents said they would infringe on civil rights.
EXIT POLL -- Nearly one-third of voters said their vote for president was mainly a vote against their candidate's opponent. Of those voters, about eight out of 10 backed Kerry.
PRESIDENT (4) -- Bush triumphed in a state where only a quarter of residents identify themselves as Democrats.
SENATE -- GOP incumbent Michael Crapo coasted to re-election with no Democratic opponent.
HOUSE -- 2R. Republican incumbent Butch Otter won re-election in what is widely seen as tuneup for a 2006 gubernatorial run.
EXIT POLLS -- In a state where 1,600 guard members are preparing to deploy to Iraq later this year, two-thirds support Bush on the war. A fifth of voters describing themselves as liberals voted for Bush.
PRESIDENT (3) -- Bush, handily.
GOVERNOR -- Democrat Brian Schweitzer edged Republican Bob Brown for office GOP has held for 16 years.
HOUSE -- 1R. Rep. Denny Rehberg easily beat Democratic challenger Tracy Velazquez.
PROPOSITIONS -- Initiative failed to overturn 6-year-old voter-approved ban on using cyanide in mining operations. In others, voters banned gay marriage, legalized medical marijuana.
EXIT POLL -- Majority across all age groups rejected same-sex marriage, embraced medical marijuana.
PRESIDENT (5) -- Democrats had slight lead in early voting turnout; Bush won by 3.5 points in 2000.
SENATE -- Democratic incumbent Harry Reid, Senate minority whip, trounced Republican challenger Richard Ziser.
HOUSE -- 2R, 1D. Former casino executive Tom Gallagher, a Democrat, challenged first-term Rep. Jon Porter.
PROPOSITIONS -- Dueling efforts to change medical malpractice laws. Other items would increase public education funding and minimum wage.
EXIT POLL -- Newcomers to Nevada had a strong say -- about one in five voters said they'd moved to the state in the past four years.
PRESIDENT (5) -- Al Gore won in 2000 by only 366 votes, so both parties smelled blood -- Bush visited New Mexico seven times this year, Kerry eight.
HOUSE -- 2R, 1D. Democrat Richard Romero challenging Rep. Heather Wilson, for second consecutive time in intensely negative campaign.
PROPOSITIONS -- For second time, Albuquerque voters considered bond issue that included $8.7 million to build a road passing through Petroglyphs National Monument, site American Indians consider sacred.
PRESIDENT (7) -- Kerry took state in all-mail balloting.
SENATE -- Heavily favored Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden easily beat little-known Republican newcomer Al King.
HOUSE -- 4D, 1R. Republican Goli Ameri quickly focused TV ads on October newspaper report that Rep. David Wu tried to force a girlfriend to have sex in the 1970s.
PROPOSITIONS -- Proposed constitutional amendment prohibiting gay marriage passed despite opponents' claiming they had realistic chance of defeating measure.
EXIT POLL -- Women, Hispanics strongly favored Kerry.
PRESIDENT (5) -- President Bush claimed an easy victory.
SENATE -- Two-term Republican Sen. Bob Bennett coasted to a third term, defeating Democrat Paul Van Dam, a former attorney general.
GOVERNOR -- Republican Jon Huntsman Jr., trade official under President Bush and heir to chemical fortune, beat underdog Scott Matheson, scion of the state's most prominent Democratic family.
HOUSE -- 2R, 1D. Matheson's brother, Rep. Jim Matheson, was favored in rematch against 2002 opponent John Swallow.
PROPOSITIONS -- Voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, despite vigorous opposition from critics who said it would endanger Utah's common-law marriage statute.
OTHER -- Democrat Peter Corroon well-positioned to win Salt Lake County mayor's office after the fall of incumbent Republican Nancy Workman, who quit the race amid felony charges of misusing public money.
EXIT POLL -- Nearly 70 percent of those interviewed said they supported Bush's decision to go to war.
PRESIDENT (11) -- Kerry kept Democratic string going with the fifth straight Democratic presidential win.
SENATE -- Two-term Democratic Sen. Patty Murray turned back GOP challenger George Nethercutt after divisive, expensive campaign.
GOVERNOR -- In race to succeed Democratic Gov. Gary Locke, Atty. Gen. Christine Gregoire led Dino Rossi, Republican businessman and former state senator.
HOUSE -- 6D, 3R. Toughest race, for the open 8th, pitted Republican Dave Reichert, hero sheriff who hunted down the Green River Killer, versus Democrat Dave Ross, syndicated radio talk show host.
PROPOSITIONS -- Voters rejected a penny-on-the-dollar sales tax increase to raise money for education and turned down a proposal to allow state-funded charter schools.
EXIT POLLS -- First-time voters and state's youngest voters split evenly for Bush and Kerry.
PRESIDENT (3) -- Bush by a landslide in Cheney's home state.
HOUSE -- 1R. Republican Barbara Cubin beat political newcomer Ted Ladd for sixth term as Wyoming's lone representative.
PROPOSITIONS -- Voters rejected constitutional amendment to allow Legislature to put caps on medical malpractice damage awards.
EXIT POLL -- One quarter of registered Democrats voted for Bush.