Photo gallery: Midterm election results and reactions

Winners and losers, US voters hit the ballots to show the world their democracy in action; the Midterm elections in pictures.

Vote midterms (photo credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Vote midterms
(photo credit: ASSOCIATED PRESS)
American voters were poised to deliver a heavy blow Tuesday to President Barack Obama's Democrats in an election that promises to shake up the political landscape across the US.

RELATED:Jewish Democrats fight for survival amid electionsAnalysis: Turbulent times and elections for changeJust two years after Obama swept into office with large congressional majorities on a promise of hope and change, voters discouraged by the dismal US economy were expected to hand Republicans control of the House of Representatives. Republicans were also expected to make gains in the Senate, with an outside shot at capturing the upper chamber.