WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first time since 1960, and only the third time ever, today's election will send a senator directly to the White House.
It will also create at least one more vacancy in the Senate and possibly two. If Barack Obama wins, both he and running mate Joe Biden would give up their seats. It would then fall to the Democrat governors of Illinois and Delaware to choose replacements.
If John McCain wins, Arizona's governor would choose a replacement. Even though Janet Napolitano is a Democrat, state law requires her to select a Republican to replace McCain.
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