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CNN Withdraws Its Projection in Last Uncalled House Race

Election officials have wrapped up vote counting in nearly every congressional district in the country, but a lead change took place Monday night in a California district.

By NTK Staff | 11.27.2018 @9:00am
CNN Withdraws Its Projection in Last Uncalled House Race

Democrat TJ Cox took the lead in California’s 21st Congressional District Monday night, according to a report from CNN.

Both CNN and the Associated Press called the race for Republican Rep. David Valdao (R-CA) on election night, but CNN withdrew that projection on Tuesday after Cox took the vote lead.

According to the California Secretary of State’s Office, Cox now leads by fewer than 400 votes. According to the website, Cox has received 55,672 votes to Valadao’s 55,236 votes.

CNN had previously projected the race for Valadao, as had other national news outlets. Vote reports after Election Night tightened the margin significantly, and the latest update from Kern County put Cox in the lead by just over 400 votes. CNN has now withdrawn its projection in the race.

NTK Network previously reported that four House races still had no clear winner as of last week. Of those, Republicans won two (Georgia’s 7th District, where Rep. Rob Woodall won reelection and New York’s 27th District, where Rep. Chris Collins won reelection) and lost two (Utah’s 4th District, where Rep. Mia Love lost to Ben McAdams and New York’s 22nd District, where Anthony Brindisi defeated Rep. Claudia Tenney).

At the time of that report, Valdao led Cox by 930 votes. Over the course of a week, that lead shrank entirely and now Valdao trails Cox by fewer than 400 votes.

CNN also reported that it had not yet called New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District, but other outlets have called the race for Democrat Xochitl Torres Small, who led Republican Yvette Herrell by fewer than 3,000 votes.

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