Eyes on Nevada and Georgia for Senate majority

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In the US, vote counting continues on a knife edge in states where the results are still unclear in the November 8 midterm elections for state and local positions, especially for members of Congress and governorships.

In Nevada, where all eyes are on the Senate wing of Congress, Republican candidate Adam Laxalt leads the race by less than 900 votes as of today.

Laxalt has so far received 48.5 percent of the vote in the state, followed by his opponent, Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto, with 48.4 percent.

Election officials in the state say more than 30,000 votes are still being counted, including 23,000 in Clark County and 8,000 in Washoe County.

While the results could be announced this weekend at the earliest, if Cortez Masto wins, Democrats will take control of the Senate. If Republican Laxalt wins, the majority in the Senate will depend on the outcome in Georgia.

Since the candidates in Georgia failed to reach 50 percent according to state law, the outcome will be decided in a runoff on December 6.

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In Arizona yesterday, Democratic Senator Mark Kelly defeated his Republican opponent Blake Master to retain his seat in the Senate.

With Kelly’s victory, the Democrats, along with the Republicans, reached 49 seats in the Senate.

In the House of Representatives, Republicans, who have secured 211 seats so far, are leading the race ahead of the Democrats, who have reached 203 seats. While vote counting continues in 21 regions across the country, the parties need to reach 218 for a majority in the 435-member House of Representatives.

Democrats lose governor’s seat in Nevada

In addition to the race for the majority in the US Congress, the fight for governorships in states where the results are very close continues.

In Nevada, Joe Lombardo, the Republican candidate supported by former President Donald Trump, succeeded in unseating his opponent, Democratic Governor Steve Sisolak.

Sisolak is the only Democratic governor to lose his seat to his Republican opponent in these midterm elections.

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In the ongoing gubernatorial race in Arizona, Democrat Katie Hobbs is ahead of her Republican rival Snow Lake with a margin of nearly 31,000 votes.

In the Maricopa and Prima regions of the state, it is noted that the counting of approximately 350 thousand votes received by mail continues, while it is stated that the results may be announced at the beginning of this week at the earliest.

In the elections held in the country on November 8, people went to the polls for the entire 435-seat House of Representatives and 35 seats in the 100-seat Senate. The 29 Republicans and 36 Democrats who did not complete their 6-year term in the Senate did not enter the elections.

While the governors of 36 states were re-elected in the US midterm elections, Republicans have 25 governors and Democrats 23 governors in the country so far.

 

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