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Republicans Are ONE Seat Away From Winning The House Majority With 9 Seats Left In-Play

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Republicans are still only 1 seat away from winning the House majority after days of delays mostly out of California. With just 9 seats outstanding, control of the House may be called at any moment. There are 435 seats in the House and 218 are needed for the majority. Republicans have won 217 seats to the Democrats 209.

Here are the outstanding 9 seats remaining.

AK-1 – Alaska’s At Large Congressional District has been rated by Fox News’ Power Rankings as “lean Democratic” due to the state’s newly implemented ranked-choice voting system giving incumbent Democrat Rep. Mary Peltola an advantage against her Republican opponents, former Gov. Sarah Palin and Nick Begich. Peltola lead in the first round of the vote, with Palin in second and Begich in third, but failed to secure 50%, meaning those who voted for the candidate with the least number of votes will have their second choice vote reallocated to the other candidates until one reaches 50%. The second round tabulation is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, Nov. 23.

ME-02 – Maine similarly implemented a ranked-choice voting system following a state-wide referendum in 2016. Incumbent Democratic Rep. Jared Golden failed to reach 50% of the vote last week but is currently leading former Republican Congressman Bruce Poliquin, who represented the district from 2015 to 2019. The second round tabulation is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15. Fox News’ Power Rankings has rated the race as a toss-up.

CA-03 – Republican Kevin Kiley holds a commanding lead over Democrat Kermit Jones; however, approximately only a little over half of ballots have been counted in the “likely Republican” race. California accepts mail ballots for the week following Election Day, although the ballots must be postmarked by Election Day. Similar to Arizona, California ballots also must go through a signature verification process before being counted.

CA-13 – This toss-up race is among the tightest remaining as Republican John Duarte narrowly leads Democrat Adam Gray by less than 90 votes.

CA-22 – In another tight race, incumbent Republican Rep. David Valadao leads Democratic challenger Rudy Salas by nearly 3,000 votes. Fox News’ Power rankings have rated the race as a toss-up.

CA-27 – Incumbent Republican Rep. Mike Garcia holds a commanding lead over Democratic challenger Christy Smith by nearly 15,000 votes in the “lean Republican” seat.

CA-47 – Incumbent Democratic Rep. Katie Porter leads Republican challenger Scott Baugh by more than 5,000 votes in this toss-up race.

CA-49 – This toss-up race currently has incumbent Democratic Rep. Mike Levin leading Republican challenger Brian Maryott by nearly 13,000 votes.

CO-03 – Incumbent Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert was not expected to have such a close race with her Democratic opponent, Adam Frisch, in the “likely Republican” seat, however, the one-term Congresswoman is narrowly leading the vote count by a little more than 1,000 votes. Mail-in ballots can arrive as late as Wednesday as long as they were postmarked by Election Day, meaning the count could continue into later this week.

GRAND JUNCTION, COLODARO – NOVEMBER 8: Congresswoman Lauren Boebert joined other during an Election Day rally at the intersection of Rimrock Ave. and I-70 Business Loop on November 8, 2022 in Grand Junction, Colorado. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Imagest)

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