Republicans heading for a majority in the House of Representatives

Arizona and Nevada senate races will decide the majority in the Senate

The results of US midterm elections are still pouring in. Republican Party is heading for a majority in the House of Representatives and likely to win 219 seats two seats more than the required majority of 218 seats. The Democratic Party might end up with 216 seats. The final results might be available in next few days.   

 There are currently 35 uncalled House races, Democrats lead in the vote count in 25 of them while Republicans lead in 10. Republicans need to win 9 more seats to reach the 218 needed to control the House as they already won 209 seats, Democrats need to win 27 more seats to reach 218 as they are trailing behind after winning 191 seats so far.

The results of senate seats in Arizona and Nevada will decide the control of Senate. The Democratic Party still has the chance to keep majority in the Senate. The senate seat in Georgia is likely to be decided in the run-off in December as no candidate succeeded to get 50% votes.

If Democrats succeeded to defend both their seats in Arizona and Nevada then they will maintain their majority in Senate. The votes are still being counted in both states. 

Those two western states – perpetual battlegrounds in presidential years – were still too early to call as of early Thursday morning, while a third Democratic-held seat, Georgia, will advance to a December runoff, CNN projects. 

Republicans need to pick off two Democratic seats to win the majority. As ballots continue to be counted across the country, Republicans appear to be slowly inching toward the 218 seats that would deliver them a House majority, albeit one that’s much narrower than they’d hoped.

Arizona Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly was maintaining an edge over Republican Blake Masters as of early Thursday morning, while Nevada Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto was trailing Republican Adam Laxalt. CNN had estimated late Wednesday that about 600,000 votes remained to be counted across the Grand Canyon State and about 160,000 votes remained to be counted in Nevada.


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