Congressional control remains unresolved as results come in – live updates

Washington — Tuesday’s results midterm elections two days after voters went to the polls, continued to reverberate across the US political landscape, with the GOP still poised to gain control of the House of Representatives and the Senate battle on a handful of unresolved races ran out.

Both parties and their allies have already begun preparing for one Runoff election on December 6th in the Georgia Senate race between Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker, which could prove decisive depending on the results of the contests Nevada and Arizona. Republicans need to win two of the three seats in Georgia, Arizona and Nevada to win the Senate, according to CBS News projections.

The Nevada vote count, which remains a toss-up, could take another week, a state official said Wednesday, with tens of thousands of votes still to be counted in the state’s largest county. In Arizona, Democratic Senator Mark Kelly is leading Republican challenger Blake Masters by more than 95,000 votes in a race that CBS News characterizes as leaning towards Democracy, with nearly a quarter of the votes cast still uncounted. Alaska’s Senate election also remains a toss-up, but the top two candidates are both Republicans, meaning the outcome won’t affect the partisan composition of the Senate.

The GOP remains within striking distance of victory control of the house, with CBS News estimating that Republicans will win at least 210 of the 218 seats needed for a majority. It is estimated that the Democrats will win at least 200 seats.

President Biden hailed the better-than-expected results as a “hello” to democracy in a press conference at the White House on Wednesday, saying, “The American people have spoken and proved once again that democracy is who we are.” Former President Donald Trump is said to be angry privately about the results, with a source close to him telling CBS News that Trump “blames everyone but himself for the results.”

For the full results and predictions for each House, Senate and Governor’s race, visit the CBS News Election Center.

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