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Polls Close in Nevada Special U.S. House Election

Polls have closed in Nevada's special U.S. House election.

Secretary of State spokesman Bob Walsh told The Associated Press Tuesday night that no election problems had been reported and that the results should be released soon.

Early voting and registration numbers heavily favor GOP candidate Mark Amodei over Democrat Kate Marshall.

The election was held to fill a vacant U.S. House seat that has been held by a Republican since its creation in the early 1980s.

The winner will replace former Rep. Dean Heller, who was appointed to the U.S. Senate in May after Republican John Ensign resigned amid a sex scandal.

Of the more than 75,000 people who cast ballots in the early voting period, at least 40,000 were Republicans.