Three Senate races:
In Arizona, Republican Martha McSally has a one-point lead — lower than 17,000 votes — over Democrat Kyrsten Sinema with 97.7% of precincts reporting. Getting a ultimate consequence may take a while — on Wednesday, election officers in Maricopa County, the state’s most populous, will start counting paper ballots solid on Election Day, and “that’s going to take days,” spokesperson Murphy Hebert instructed the Arizona Republic.
In Montana, incumbent Democrat Jon Tester is working neck and neck with Republican Matt Rosendale, with lower than 2,000 votes separating the 2. Tens of hundreds of votes remained to be counted as of Wednesday morning, KRTV reported. (Replace: On Wednesday the AP referred to as the race for Tester.)
In Florida, Republican Rick Scott is working forward of incumbent Democrat Invoice Nelson by a margin of barely over 50,000 votes. Scott claimed victory on Tuesday night time, however Nelson’s marketing campaign stated it was ready for all of the votes to be counted (Determination Desk HQ has referred to as the race for Scott). However the closeness of the race — greater than eight million votes had been solid — might set off an computerized recount; that will imply guide vote counting and shut scrutiny of “abroad and navy ballots, provisional ballots and vote by mail ballots which have defects corresponding to a lacking or non-matching signature,” the Miami Herald reported.
One governor’s race remains to be in play:
In Georgia, Republican Brian Kemp has a two-point lead over Democrat Stacey Abrams. Abrams didn’t concede the race on Tuesday night time, and her marketing campaign instructed CNN that it expects not less than 77,000 extra votes to be counted from Democrat-leaning districts. If Kemp finally ends up with lower than 50% of the overall vote (he at present has 50.6%) then Georgia regulation would require a runoff election between the 2 candidates.
There are nonetheless quite a few Home seats to be declared. Amongst them:
In California, the place a bunch of races have but to be referred to as, Republican incumbent Dana Rohrabacher is working a bit below 3,000 votes behind Democratic challenger Harley Rouda within the 48th District.
In Georgia’s sixth District, in what could possibly be one of many greatest upsets of the election, Democratic challenger Lucy McBath has a lead of fewer than 2,000 votes over incumbent Republican Karen Handel. (Replace: On Thursday morning, McBath declared victory and Handel conceded.)
And in Maine, US election historical past could possibly be made in a race the place the candidates are at present separated by lower than 200 votes: With each incumbent Republican Bruce Poliquin and Democratic challenger Jared Golden each hovering round 45% of the vote, the state’s new ranked-choice congressional voting system — the primary of its sort within the nation — could possibly be used to determine the race.
The system lets voters rank candidates so as, slightly than simply tick a field for one in every of them, and if no candidate secures greater than 50% of the vote, folks’s second alternative votes come into play. Such methods are utilized in democracies around the globe, however it might be the primary time such a vote has elected somebody to the US Congress.