Neither party has reached a majority in the House or Senate as vote counting continues in the wake of the 2022 midterm elections.

Republicans have won 211 seats in the House, while Democrats have won 194. 218 seats are needed for a majority in the chamber.

Those totals already indicate a net gain of eight seats for House Republicans, who appear poised to gain control of the House for the first time since 2018. 31 seats remain uncalled, with outstanding vote counts primarily in the western United States. Many races in California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington remain undecided.

Meanwhile, Republicans currently hold 49 seats in the Senate to Democrats 48. Races in Nevada, Arizona, and Georgia remain undecided. The state of Georgia has already declared a runoff, scheduled for December 6, as neither Republican candidate Herschel Walker nor Democrat incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock Jr. received 50 percent of the vote. The two were roughly 35,000 votes apart out of nearly four million votes cast in the state.

Republican Adam Laxalt currently leads Democrat incumbent Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada by one point with over 80 percent of the votes counted. Likewise, Democrat incumbent Sen. Mark Kelly leads Republican Blake Masters by five points with 90 percent of the votes counted in Arizona.

Should Republicans win just one of Nevada or Arizona, balance of power in the Senate would not be decided until after the runoff in Georgia.

 

 

 

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