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The 4 House Races That Still Have No Winner (And 1 More to Watch)

Believe it or not, election officials are still counting votes in five House races.

By NTK Staff | 11.20.2018 @2:45pm
The 4 House Races That Still Have No Winner (And 1 More to Watch)

Democrats won control of the House of Representatives on election night, but the final makeup of Congress still has not been determined as election officials continue to count votes in five crucial races.

In contests that include four Republican incumbents, the races are still too close to call, according to the Associated Press. Those races include Georgia’s 7th Congressional District, Utah’s 4th, New York’s 22nd, and New York’s 27th.

Here’s a breakdown from Roll Call:

In Georgia’s 7th District, Rep. Rob Woodall leads by less than 500 votes over Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux in the Atlanta suburbs. Bourdeaux has called for a recount.

Utah Rep. Mia Love, who spoke at the 2016 Republican National Convention and is the only African-American Republican woman in the House, has not conceded to Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, who declared victory in the 4th District on Monday after he pulled ahead by 739 votes on the final day of tabulation. The AP has not yet called the race.

Democratic challenger Anthony Brindisi continues to lead Rep. Claudia Tenney by about half a percentage point in New York’s 22nd District. Tenney ran one of the most pro-Trump campaigns of any vulnerable Republican this cycle.

In New York’s 27th District, Rep. Chris Collins has clung to a lead of less than 1 percent over his Democratic challenger, Nate McMurray. McMurray was in Washington, D.C., last week for New Member Orientation but may not actually ever make it to Congress.

One other contest is worth watching, as well: California’s 21st. That race was called by the AP for incumbent Rep. David Valdao on election night. But as officials continue to count ballots, the race continues to tighten.

On Election Day, it looked like GOP Rep. David Valadao had escaped with a victory by roughly 4,000 votes in California’s 21st District, where three-quarters of the population is Hispanic and Hillary Clinton paced President Donald Trump by 16 points in 2016.

But two weeks after the election, his lead has dwindled to 930 votes over Democratic challenger TJ Cox after a batch of uncounted ballots in Democratic-leaning Kern County was reported Monday.

Republicans did get some good news this week: Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) finally defeated Gina Ortiz in Texas’ 23rd District on Monday.

As things stand on Tuesday, Democrats have 232 seats while Republicans have 199.

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