November 8, 201812:53 PM ET
It’s two days after the midterm elections, and there are still a few things unknown about the outcome. There are several House races and a handful of Senate seats still up in the air, along with two high-profile governors’ races in Georgia and Florida.
Some may be decided shortly, but a few may not be called until next week or later. Democrats have picked up 30 House seats, more than enough to recapture control of that chamber. But there are still about a dozen undecided, competitive House races held by Republicans, and Democrats lead in six. They are listed below (results as of 1:45 p.m. ET Thursday):
CA 10 R leads 50.6-49.4 or 1,287 votes
CA 25 D leads 51.3-48.7 or 4,117
CA 39 R leads 51.3-48.7 or 3,879
CA 45 R leads 51.7-48.3 or 6,223
CA 48 D leads 50.7-49.3 or 2,682
GA 7 R leads 50.2-49.8 or 890
ME 2* R leads 46.1-45.7 or 921
NJ 3 D leads 49.8-48.9 or 2,622
NY 22 D leads 50.3-49.7 or 1,293
NY 27 R leads 49.5-48.4 or 2,910
TX 23 R leads 49.2-48.7 or 1,150
UT 4 D leads 51.3-48.7 or 5,042
WA 8 D leads 52.9-47.1 or 12,576
Only 88 percent of precincts are reporting, and ranked-choice votes need to be reallocated. There were two independents who ran, who were seen as liberal. Combined they earned more than 22,500 votes.
Maine’s 2nd District race, profiled here, has one of the oddest potential outcomes — the Republican incumbent is leading, but a newly implemented way the state counts votes very well could hand the race to the Democratic challenger.
The last-place finisher in the contest, who appears to be Hoar, will be eliminated. The second choice his voters listed on their ballots will be awarded to the respective candidates. And if that still doesn’t produce a majority winner, then the third-place finisher is eliminated and the process repeats.