In the US, the election results of Nevada, Arizona and Georgia are still awaited. Democrats must win those states to retain their majority in the Senate.
Republicans now hold 49 seats in the Senate, while Democrats hold 48. A majority in the Senate requires 51 seats.
In Arizona, Democrat Mark Kelly has 51 percent of the vote to Republican Blake Masters’ 46 percent. But due to the large number of postal votes and technical glitches at the polling booths, many votes are yet to be counted in the state. It may take several days.
In Nevada, the battle between incumbent Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto and Republican challenger Adam Laxalt could go either way.
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If Georgia turns out to be a majority deciding state, the decision will be almost a month away. According to the state’s election rules, a candidate must receive at least 50 percent of the vote to win.
Incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock, a Democrat, and Herschel Walker, a Republican, were both expected to lose, it was revealed Wednesday evening. That means the second round will be held in Georgia on December 6.
Republicans hold a majority in the House
Republicans need 9 more seats for a majority in the House of Representatives. 218 seats are needed for a majority and Republicans now have 211. That’s slightly ahead of Democrats, who are 27 seats away from a majority.
If the difference between Republicans and Democrats in the House comes down to a narrow number of seats, the official seal of decision could take several days.
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