The first Tuesday after the first Monday in November is always a very important day in America. It’s a day when U.S. citizens are able to make their voices heard by turning out at the polls in their local communities. Yesterday was no different.

When we all woke up yesterday morning ready to embrace the most important day in the midterm election cycle, there were 37 Senate seats up for grabs, as well as all 435 House seats. These races were critical as they would impact what party would keep – or gain – control of each Chamber, and potentially, Congress. In addition, out of 50 states, 37 had governors’ races in play. Pundits were up late into the night commenting on all of the goings-on. Rather than provide our own play-by-play of the evening, we thought we’d take the opportunity today to share some election-related coverage from several media outlets:

CNN has an interactive map where you can view all election results by state; Politico provides an in-depth review of the congressional races, as well a video wrap-up and footage of some key victory speeches; The Washington Post also takes a look ahead to 2012; and provides an assessment of the gubernatorial races.

Of course there’s plenty more coverage out there and it will surely continue throughout the rest of the day and beyond. And if you’re anything like us here inside the Beltway at Sip & Savor, there’s no such thing as too much information when it comes to politics and government. Happy reading!