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Key Senate Races:
(Declared winner in bold – incumbents in italics)
Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill v. Republican Josh Hawley
Republican challenger Josh Hawley took incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill’s Senate seat with 1,245,732 votes (51.5%) to her 1,101,377 (45.5%), with 100% of precincts reporting. Sen. McCaskill has conceded.
GOP Sen. Dean Heller v. Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen
With 100% of precincts reporting, Democrat Jacky Rosen ousts incumbent Republican Dean Heller with 489,817 votes (50.4%) to 440,868 (45.4%). Sen. Heller has conceded.
GOP Rep. Marsha Blackburn v. Democrat Phil Bredesen
Republican Marsha Blackburn beat out Phil Bredesen of the Democratic Party. She has 1,224,042 votes (54.7%), so far, to his 981,667 (43.9%) with only three precincts not yet fully reporting. Mr. Bredesen has conceded.
Democrat Sen. Bill Nelson v. GOP Gov. Rick Scott
Florida’s Republican governor, Rick Scott, took over incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson’s seat in the Senate by a slim margin. Governor Scott brought home 4,073,835 votes (50.02) to Sen. Nelson’s 4,039,298 (49.8%) with 100% of precincts reporting — a mere 34,537 of the 8,113,133 votes counted. Gov. Scott has declared victory and Sen. Nelson has conceded.
As explained by Liberty Nation‘s Scott Cosenza, soon-to-be Senator Rick Scott will be replaced as governor by fellow pro-gun Republican Ron DeSantis.
GOP Sen. Ted Cruz v. Democrat Rep. Beto O’Rourke
Incumbent GOP Senator Ted Cruz retained his seat with 4,241,881 votes (50.9%) over his Democratic challenger’s 4,018,839 (48.3%) with 100% of the votes counted. Beto O’Rourke has both officially conceded and spoken to Senator Cruz to congratulate him and wish him well moving forward.
North Dakota Senate
Democrat Sen. Heidi Heitkamp v. GOP Rep. Kevin Cramer
As should have surprised no one who has paid attention to the Brett Kavanaugh debacle, incumbent Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp conceded to her GOP challenger, Rep. Kevin Cramer. With 100% of precincts reporting, Cramer took 178,876 votes (55.4%) to Heitkamp’s 143,737 (44.6%).
Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly v. Republican Mike Braun
Republican challenger Mike Braun won 1,096,660 votes (51.6%) to incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly’s 943,967 (44.4%), with 92.9% of precincts reporting. Sen. Donnelly has conceded.
GOP Rep.Martha McSally v. Democrat Rep. Kyrsten Sinema
With seven precincts left to report, Republican Martha McSally has 856,848 votes (49.4%) to Democrat Kyrsten Sinema’s 839,775 (48.4%). With the margin so narrow, some votes are already being contested. A recount seems likely at this point, and whichever side loses is expected to challenge the results. It could be quite a while before we know who will fill Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) seat.
Democratic Sen. Jon Tester v. Matt Rosendale
Incumbent John Tester overtook Matt Rosendale’s slight lead to retain his seat. With 96.6% of the votes counted, Tester has claimed victory with his 237,986 votes (50.1%) to Rosendale’s 223,687 (47.1%).
Key House Races:
(Declared winner in bold)
Kentucky 6th District
GOP Rep. Andy Barr v. Democrat Amy McGrath
Republican Andy Barr beat out Democrat Amy McGrath with 154,468 votes (51%) to 144,730 (47.8%) with 100% of precincts reporting. Amy McGrath has conceded.
Virginia 7th District
GOP Rep. Dave Brat v. Democrat Abigail Spanberger
Democrat Abigail Spanberger flipped Virginia’s 7th with 175,794 votes (50.3%) to Republican Dave Brat’s 169,283 (48.5%) with all but one precinct reporting. Rep. Dave Brat has conceded.
New Jersey’s 7th District
GOP Rep. Leonard Lance v. Democrat Tom Malinowski
Democrat Tom Malinowski picked up New Jersey’s 7th with 136,993 votes (50.3%) to Republican Leonard Lance’s 131,149 (48.2%) with 96.1% of the vote counted. Rep. Lance has conceded and congratulated his opponent on his win.
California 45th District
GOP Rep. Mimi Walters v. Democrat Katie Porter
With 100% of precincts reporting, incumbent GOP Rep. Mimi Walters has 94,998 votes (51.7%) to Democrat Katie Porter’s 88,765 (48.3%), but no winner has yet been officially announced.
Iowa 3rd District
GOP Rep. David Young v. Democrat Cindy Axne
Democratic challenger Cindy Axne took Rep. David Young’s seat after bringing in 169,886 votes (49%) to his 164,656 (47.5%).
Texas 7th District
GOP Rep. John Culberson v. Democrat Lizzie Pannill Fletcher
the 7th District in Texas also turned blue, as Democrat Lizzie Pannill Fletcher brought in 126,168 votes (52.3%) to Rep. John Culberson’s 114,859 (47.4%).
Virginia 10th District
GOP Rep.Barbara Comstock v. Democrat Jennifer Wexton
Democrat Jennifer Wexton defeated incumbent Rep. Comstock with 202,557 votes (56.2%) to Comstock’s 157,561 (43.8%) with only one precinct not reporting. Rep. Comstock has conceded.
(Declared winner in bold)
Democrat Andrew Gillum v. GOP Rep. Ron DeSantis
Rep. DeSantis brought in 4,052,118 votes (49.7%) to Andrew Gillum’s 3,996,679 (49%) with 99% reporting. Mayor Gillum has conceded.
Georgia Governor (possible runoff until Dec 4)
Democrat Rep. Stacey Abrams v. Republican Brian Kemp
With 100% of precincts reporting, Republican Brian Kemp has 1,962,547 votes (50.5%) compared to Democrat Stacey Abrams’ 1,887,161 (48.6%). Abrams has vocally refused to concede, however, wanting to wait for all absentee votes to be counted. Kemp has declared himself the winner, but the Abrams campaign refuses to accept it.
(Declared winner in bold)
Minnesota Attorney General
Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison v. GOP Doug Wardlow
Despite the allegations against him and the Democratic cry that all women must be believed, Keith Ellison declared victory over his opponent, Republican Doug Wardlow, with a more than 100,000 vote lead.