The Fate Of the U.S. House would be Determined by the Uncalled CA Races

Control of the House of Representatives could hinge on the outcome of several close races in California that have not yet been called. Only a few California contests were considered close enough to call. To rule the House of Representatives, you need the support of 218 of its members.

Sixty percent of the votes in California had been counted

On Sunday, the Republicans held 211 seats and the  204. Both sides are on edge as millions of ballots have yet to be tabulated, which may be weeks before these elections are called. According to reports, sixty percent of the votes in California had been counted.

Even though Democrats are already breathing a sigh of relief because a red wave did not hit the U.S. Senate on Saturday, the outcome of about 11 close races remains to be determined. Although Republicans expected a nationwide wipeout, they did not experience one.

The sweeping victories many Republicans hoped has failed to materialize on Wednesday after Democrats picked up some hard-fought wins in swing districts like Rep. Abigail Spanberger’s seat in Virginia.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) would succeed Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) as speaker if the Democrats were to lose their narrow majority. House election expert Dave Wasserman of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report predicted Friday on MSNBC that the election outcome would depend heavily on the state of California.

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