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Election results and balance of power in Congress



With the day after the election wrapping up, control of Congress remains undetermined.

Republicans hold 49 seats in the Senate, while the Democrats have 48. Two states are uncalled and Georgia’s Senate seat will be decided by a December runoff election.

In the House, it could be days until a full picture emerges as votes are still being counted in states like California, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona.  

Senate

It’s still too early to call which party will gain control of the Senate.

Democrats have had the only pickup so far with John Fetterman’s win in Pennsylvania, but they still need to win two more seats to guarantee control.  

On Wednesday, CNN projected that GOP Sen. Ron Johnson would hold his seat in Wisconsin and that Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker will be headed to a Dec. 6 runoff in Georgia. 

CNN hasn’t made a projection of party control in two other seats – Arizona and Nevada. 

As of 11:30 p.m. ET, Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly of Arizona was ahead of Republican Blake Masters by about 95,000 votes after a vote report from Maricopa County expanded Kelly’s lead. CNN estimates that as of 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, about 600,000 votes remain to be counted in Arizona.

In Nevada, Republican Adam Laxalt currently leads the count against Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto. CNN estimates that as of 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, about 160,000 votes remain to be counted in Nevada.

Nightly vote reports from the largest counties are expected in both states.

While CNN has projected that Alaska’s Senate seat will be controlled by Republicans, CNN has not projected whether Sen. Lisa Murkowski or Kelly Tshibaka will prevail. If neither gets over 50% of first-choice votes, the contest will be decided by ranked-choice voting. 

 Click here for the most up-to-date numbers. 

House

There are currently 35 uncalled House races – Democrats lead in the vote count in 24 of them as of 11:30 p.m. while Republicans lead in 11. 

Republicans need to win 9 more seats to reach the 218 needed to control the House, Democrats need to win 27 more seats to reach 218.

 Click here for the most up-to-date numbers. 

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