Here is a capsule summary of each state's voting Tuesday in the presidential, Senate, gubernatorial and key House races, with number of electoral votes in parentheses: --- NORTHEAST: Connecticut (8)
President Reagan easily captures state, and his coattails apparently helped John Rowland to oust Democratic Rep. William Ratchford, narrowing Democrats' edge in House delegation to 4-3. Democratic Rep. Bruce Morrison fended off challenge from GOP's Lawrence DeNardis.
Reagan won landslide victory, but it wasn't enough to push Republican John Burris to an upset over Democratic Sen. Joe Biden, who won a third term. Rep. Tom Carper, D-Del., led Republican Elise du Pont as voters split tickets. Republican Lt. Gov. Mike Castle surged to victory in governor's race.
Reagan held big early lead despite considerable Mondale force in the state. Sen. William Cohen, R-Maine, headed toward landslide win over Democrat Libby Mitchell. Incumbent Republicans also led in two House races.
Mondale led in early returns in state where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans 4-to-1. Democratic Lt. Gov. John Kerry turned back strong challenge from conservative businessman Ray Shamie to win Sen. Paul Tsongas' seat. Rep. Gerry Studds, censured by the House for having a homosexual affair with a House page, built sizable early lead.
New Hampshire (4)
Reagan led pack and Republicans soared toward clean sweep with Gov. John Sununu easily winning second term and Sen. Gordon Humphrey, R-N.H., defeating Democratic Rep. Norman D'Amours. Conservative Republican Robert Smith handily led Dudley Dudley for D'Amours' seat in early returns.
New Jersey (16)
Reagan triumphed in this industrial state, but popular Democratic Sen. Bill Bradley easily won a second term over Republican Mary Mochary to set up possible national race in 1988. Democratic Rep. Joseph Minish, a 22-year veteran whose district had Republican towns added in recent redistricting, trailed Dean Gallo by over 20,000 votes in early returns.
New York (36)
Reagan built lead of more than 100,000 votes in early returns. Democrat Andy Stein led Rep. Bill Green, but GOP could still pick up a seat or two.
Race is a tossup in heavily Democratic state -- considered the closest of any Northeast state. Reagan carried in 1980. Outcome expected to influence close House races of Democratic Reps. Robert Edgar and Peter Kostmayer and Republicans Don Ritter and Thomas Ridge.
Rhode Island (4)
Reagan and Mondale were close in early returns. Four-term Sen. Claiborne Pell, D-R.I., and House incumbents appeared to be breezing to re-election. Republican Edward DiPrete defeated Democrat Anthony Solomon to become first Republican governor since 1969, succeeding four-term Democrat J. Joseph Garrahy.
Reagan built commanding lead. Rep. James Jeffords, R-Vt., led in early returns. Governor's race appeared to be a tossup, with Democrat Madeleine Kunin -- the only woman running for governor -- and Republican John Easton dead even in early returns.
SOUTH: Alabama (9)
Reagan rolled up solid lead in early returns. Democratic Sen. Howell Heflin appeared headed toward landslide re-election victory. Six House incumbents were expected to win easily. In race for open seat being vacated by GOP Rep. Jack Edwards, Democrat Frank McRight held slim lead over Republican H.L. 'Sonny' Callahan with half the votes counted.
Reagan built lead in early vote tabulations, but Democratic Sen. David Pryor led GOP Rep. Ed Bethune. In race for Bethune's House seat, Democrat Tommy Robinson took early lead over Judy Petty. Democratic Gov. Bill Clinton was a strong favorite in re-election bid.
District of Columbia (3)
Mondale won in this Democratic stronghold, his only runaway triumph. Walter Fauntroy, the district's non-voting delegate to Congress, was unopposed for another term.
Reagan won easily despite Democratic campaign surge in final days. House incumbents appeared safe, even turncoat Democrat Andy Ireland, who ran for re-election as a Republican.
Likely to go for Reagan despite last-minute Democratic media binge. Democratic Sen. Sam Nunn easily won re-election. Only two of 10 congressmen in close races, with targeted Democrat Elliott Levitas hard-pressed to withstand Reagan coattails. Republican Rep. Newt Gingrich led in early returns.
Reagan routed Mondale in presidential balloting, and his coattails appeared to aid Republican Mitch McConnell to an upset victory over second-term Democratic Sen. Walter 'Dee' Huddleston, who conceded at mid-evening. Democrats retain 4-3 majority in House delegation, with Chris Perkins winning seat vacated by recent death of his father.
Reagan led in early returns. September open primary assured all incumbents, including Sen. J. Bennett Johnston, of re-election.
Reagan led Mondale by narrow margin in early returns in one of six states to support Carter in 1980. In first returns, Rep. Clarence Long, D-Md., in dead heat with GOP challenger Helen Delich Bentley, whom he defeated twice before.
Reagan romped to victory, perhaps assisting GOP Sen. Thad Cochran, who defeated Democratic ex-governor William Winter, and Republican House candidate David Armstrong, who narrowly trailed Rep. Wayne Dowdy. Three other House seats remained unchanged.
Reagan rolled to victory. Republican John Ashcroft defeated Democrat Kenneth Rothman in governor's race to keep the GOP in statehouse control. Democratic Rep. Harold Volkmer, who faced strong test from Carrie Francke, was only incumbent House member in trouble.
North Carolina (13)
Reagan was on his way to easy win in early returns. Conservative GOP Sen. Jesse Helms grabbed early leadover moderate Gov. James Hunt in campaign that topped $21 million mark in spending. GOP Rep. Jim Martin defeated Democrat Rufus Edmisten. Democratic Rep. James Clarke and Bill Hendon, who could benefit from Reagan coattails, were deadlocked in early returns. For Martin's seat, Democratic Rep. Ike Andrews battled GOP candidate Bill Cobey Jr. for a second time.
South Carolina (3)
Reagan comfortably captured presidential balloting. GOP Sen. Strom Thurmond, first elected as a Democrat in 1956, won landslide re-election at age 81. Six incumbent House members headed toward re-election.
Reagan held strong lead, but Democratic Rep. Albert Gore triumphed in key race for seat of retiring Senate Republican leader Howard Baker. All nine House incumbents appeared safe.
Reagan dominated early returns. Republican Sen. John Warner coasted to victory and second term. Republican French Slaughter led in tight race to retain GOP control of district despite strong challenge from Democrat Lewis Costello. Nine other incumbents appeared safe.
West Virginia (6)
Mondale clung to slim lead in early returns in this heavily Democratic state. Democratic Gov. Jay Rockefeller built solid cushion over John Raese in bid for seat of retiring Democratic Sen. Jennings Randolph. In governor's race, Democrat Clyde See held slim edge over former GOP Gov. Arch Moore but Moore was expected to prevail and return to statehouse. Freshman Democratic Rep. Alan Mollohan led Republican challenger James Altmeyer in only close race.
Reagan will carry Alaska. GOP Sen. Ted Stevens will continue his string of victories and Republican Rep. Don Young was expected to win another term.
Late polls put Reagan over Mondale 64 percent to 25 percent -- his largest lead of the campaign. Democratic Rep. Jim McNulty was vulnerable with more than 20,000 new Republicans in his district -- race a tossup, '82 rematch with Republican Jim Kolbe. Other incumbents should win easily.
Reagan's lead looked insurmountable in his home state, where he has never lost an election. Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro have campaigned furiously in California, but the last Democrat to carry the state was Lyndon Johnson in 1964. Democrats appear to have lock on congressional delegation by 28-17. Only Rep. Jerry Patterson, an Orange County Democrat, appeared in trouble.
Reagan carried the state handily. Sen. William Armstrong, R-Colo., trounced Lt. Gov. Nancy Dick, one of nine women challenging senators this year. Polls showed five House incumbents should win, but strong Reagan coattails could change Democrat Tim Wirth's race. The last seat, which is open, was expected to go to Republican Mike Strang.
Republicans had first real shot since 1972 to take heavily Democratic state. Both parties agreed the race was too close to call. But two Democratic congressmen should win easily.
Expected runaway Reagan win. GOP Sen. James McClure was assured easy victory; seven-term GOP Rep. George Hansen, convicted and sentenced to prison for financial disclosure violations, trailed Democrat Richard Stallings in the polls.
Reagan coasted to victory, racking up big lead in early returns. The incumbents were favored, including Democratic Sen. Max Baucus. Gov. Ted Schwinden, a Democrat, has strong support in both parties.
Reagan held substantial lead in the polls. Incumbents were safe.
New Mexico (5)
Reagan, who easily carried New Mexico four years ago, is 14 points up. GOP Sen. Pete Domenici had a huge lead in the polls over Democrat Judy Pratt. New Mexico's three congressmen also led by comfortable margins.
Polls projected Reagan to dominate, but Democratic Sen. David Boren was expected to score even bigger victory. House incumbents were favored to repeat for Congress, including Budget Committee Chairman Jim Jones, who polls indicate is leading Republican Frank Keating.
The presidential race was a tossup most of the fall but most recent polls put Reagan up 49 percent to 38 percent. House incumbents appeared safe with the exception of Republican Denny Smith, who slightly led Democrat Ruth MacFarland in the polls. Republican Sen. Mark Hatfield had a 35-point lead, despite a recent ethics committee investigation because he helped a Greek financier who paid his wife $55,000 for real estate services.
Reagan built an enormous half-million vote lead with 43 percent of precincts reporting, but Democrats hoped a heavy turnout would swing the Lone Star state Mondale's way. GOP Rep. Phil Gramm led Lloyd Doggett in race to succeed retiring Republican Sen. John Tower. Democrats hoped to win back Gramm's House seat.
Reagan was expected to command up to 75 percent of the vote. For governor, GOP's Norman Bangerter led by 11 points over Democrat Wayne Owens and stood to be Utah's first Republican governor in 20 years. Two Republican House incumbents were projected to win easily; a third seat was open and Democrat Frances Farley was locked in a dead-heat with Republican David Monson for GOP Dan Marriott's seat. Reagan coattails could be factor.
Reagan was expected to win by narrow margin. Democrats will retain a 5-3 split in House delegation with all incumbents re-elected and GOP retaining open seat. Democrat Booth Gardner expected to unseat first-term Republican Gov. John Spellman with comfortable majority.
Reagan led by more than 3-to-1 margin in first returns and the Republican Party was expected to be a big winner. Republican Sen. Alan Simpson and Republican Rep. Richard Cheney, Wyoming's only congressman, each won with ease.