Here is the race for control of the house

DDemocrats have retained control of the Senate, but power over the House of Representatives is still undecided. As of Sunday morning, 20 races for the US House of Representatives were open, with any political party poised to take control of the 435-seat House of Representatives.

The Republicans are currently in the lead with 211 seats. Democrats are lagging behind with 204 of the 218 votes needed to gain control of the House of Representatives, but ballots are still being counted in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Maine, Oregon and New York.

“I’m incredibly happy with it [voter] turn out. And I think it reflects the quality of our candidates,” Biden said when asked about the election during a Nov. 13 press briefing. “[Iā€™m] optimistic [Democrats] could [keep the House]. Whether they will… it’s a stretch. Everything must fall our way.ā€

Here’s where the race currently stands.

Where is the race now?

The 2022 midterm election defied the odds as Democratic candidates caused major surprises, retaining more than expected Senate and House seats after Tuesday’s vote.

Political pundits had long predicted a red wave, with many pointing to the president’s low approval rating — just over 41% — and rising inflation as evidence Americans would overwhelmingly support a conservative majority. That didn’t catch on.

Several races were a tossup early in the election, including Michigan’s 3rd and Nevada’s 1st districts, both of which were won by Democrats. Competitive races in Oregon and Arizona remain unsuccessful.

In Washington, the state’s 3rd congressional district got a surprise surprise when newcomer Marie Gluesenkamp Perez beat Trump-backed opponent Joe Kent for the election. According to the region voted red for more than a decade Seattle Timesand Kent had previously referred to it as “deep red MAGA country”.

Nevada Democrats successfully held on to their seats in a series of contests AP reports. As in many other states, the redistribution of districts changed the composition of their districts, making the races of Rep. Dina Titus, Susie Lee, and Steven Horsford among those to watch.

Gerrymandering also worked against incumbents in other regions such as Rep. Mayra Flores of Texas, a Republican, and Rep. Tom O’Halleran of Arizona, a Democrat.

Nearly 90% of the vote goes to Arizona, but the race remains tight. Republican Juan Ciscomani currently leads with less than 1% of the vote. Delays in the counting of votes have already been expected as it takes time to verify early voters’ signatures. But Maricopa County, the state’s most populous region, also had problems with voter-polling machines. According to the Arizona Mirror, 60 of the 233 voting centers in the county were affected by these issues.

This has also impacted the state’s gubernatorial race, which pits Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs against former television broadcaster Kari Lake. That AP has not announced the race yet because “there are just too many votes left to count to conclude that Hobbs’ lead is insurmountable”.

In Colorado, Trump-backed candidate Lauren Boebert’s bid for re-election is neck and neck with former Aspen City Councilman Adam Frisch. Before counting the ballots, the bipartisan Cook Political Report said the race was solidly Republican. But Frisch is only a little more than 1,000 votes behind Boebert, they say The New York Times. Colorado’s eighth congressional district is also in a close race, with Democrat Yadira Caraveo winning by nearly 1,700 votes so far.

Eighty percent of the vote goes to Alaska, where Rep. Mary Peltola, who won a special election to fill a House seat in August, is running for re-election. She again faced former Gov. Sarah Palin and leads with 47.3% of the vote, although the race was not called.

The results in California are still unclear. Only 61% of the vote goes to California’s 13th district and less than 50% to the 9th. Due to absentee ballots, results are taking longer in the Golden State, Oregon and Arizona.

New York’s 22nd congressional district also remains a close race with more than 95% of the vote. Republican Brandon Williams overtakes his Democratic opponent Francis Conole by nearly 4,000 votes. The seat was previously held by John Katko, a moderate Republican.

While many candidates backed by former President Trump have won, the numbers show they are falling in popularity. That Times reports that at least three Republican House candidates ā€” Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, and JR Majewski ā€” supported QAnon theories while the midterm election underperformed Trump.

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