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At 6:13 p.m. ET, Decision Desk projected that Republican Kevin Kiley won election to the U.S. House of Representatives for California’s 3rd Congressional District. With that call, the GOP has the 218 seats needed to take the majority in the House.
Decision Desk HQ projects Republicans have won a majority in the U.S. House with at least 218 seats.
Final count pending calls in 14 outstanding races.#DecisionMade: 6:13pm EST
— Decision Desk HQ (@DecisionDeskHQ) November 15, 2022
Republicans needed to gain six House seats to secure a majority, remove Nancy Pelosi from the Speaker’s chair, and counter President Joe Biden’s agenda.
Fourteen more congressional races are yet to be called. At this stage in the vote count, here is where these races stand:
- Democrats leading in nine races yet to be called. (CA-9, CA-13, CA-21, CA-47, CA-49, CO-8, ME-2, NM-2, OR-6)
- Republicans leading in four races yet to be called. (CA-22, CA-27, CA-41, CO-3)
- One election headed to a runoff. (AK-at large) In this race, Mary Peltola (D) has not crossed the 50% threshold, forcing another election. Right now, Peltola has 47.3%, while her Republican opponents, Sarah Palin (26.6%) and Nick Begich (24.2%), combine for a higher vote total.
The current Democratic majority is 220-212 with three seats vacant.Published in