Only two House races remain black, with the Republicans leading in both

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Only two House races are still undeclared as of Thanksgiving Day, with Republicans leading in both races looking to increase their majority.

Democrats were able to hold onto the Senate and maintain control of some key House seats after the “red wave” failed to materialize on Election Day, but Republicans narrowly passed the 218-seat threshold to win the House last week. to conquer.

Now, more than two weeks into midterms, two house races in California and Colorado are still officially up and running — though the Democrat has conceded in Colorado. If the current GOP leads hold, the Republicans will secure 222 seats in the House, while the Democrats would hold 213.

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Notably, the 222-213 split would be the exact opposite of the results in the 2020 election cycle, when the House split in favor of the Democrats.

In California’s 13th congressional district, Republican John Duarte is ahead of former Democratic Assemblyman Adam Gray by fewer than 600 votes, with 99 percent of the vote counted, according to the The Singapore Time.

The race was seen as a toss-up heading into Election Day in California’s newly redrawn district.

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The 13th congressional district is currently represented by Representative Barbara Lee (D), who ran for reelection and won to represent California’s new 12th district in this year’s midterm elections. Gray was endorsed by California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) and both California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla, but the redrawn lines made a Blue victory uncertain.

In Colorado’s 3rd congressional district, the number of votes is also low.

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With 99 percent of the vote counted, incumbent Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert is about 550 votes ahead of Democratic challenger Adam Frisch, a razor-thin margin that sparked a recount under Colorado election rules.

Frisch at one point led Trump-backed Boebert by 64 votes in the reliably red district. Boebert was expected to win easily.

The Democrat conceded the race last week, saying he didn’t think a recount would nullify Boebert’s victory, but the race has not been formally cancelled.

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