US midterm results: Crucial House seats remain up in the air as Democrats secure balance of power in the Senate

Republicans flipped a Democratic seat in the US House of Representatives to move within six seats of securing control of the chamber.

Former Happy Valley Mayor Lori Chavez-DeRemer won Oregon‘s 5th District House seat, beating progressive Democrat Jamie McLeod-Skinner.

It comes after Democrats won enough Senate seats to keep control of that chamber over the weekend.

Overall house

There are still several House seats to be called by AP.

Five of them are Californiaand Republican candidates are currently leading in three of them.

Among the seats yet to be convened, according to analysts, the results Arizona‘s 1st and 6th arrondissements and CaliforniaThe 13th, 22nd and 41st arrondissements are among the least clear.

AP predicts it could take at least a few more days before the results of enough House races are known to determine party control of the 435-seat chamber.

Democrats lead:

Republicans lead:

Senate as a whole

The re-election of US Senator Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada over the weekend secured the Democrats’ 50th seat and majority control of the Senate, given Vice President Kamala Harris’ decisive vote.

Sen. Cortez Masto defeated Republican challenger Adam Laxalt, a former state attorney general who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump.

There are still Senate results that are not being called – Georgia will go to a second round and AlaskaThe two remaining candidates are both Republicans — but Sen. Cortez Masto getting the 50th seat from the Democrats means we don’t have to wait for those to be resolved to find out the overall Senate result.

Gubernatorial races still undecided in two states

According to CNN, three states have so far swung into gubernatorial races – Nevada elected a Republican Governor and Democrats were elected in Maryland and Massachusetts.

Votes are always counted in Alaskawhere incumbent Republican Mike Dunleavy is currently leading, and Arizonawhere the margin between Democrat Katie Hobbs and Republican Kari Lake is much narrower.


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