Republicans 1 Seat Away From House Majority

Republicans are one seat shy of flipping the U.S. House of Representatives, according to projections late Nov. 14, with 13 uncalled races left.

Republicans gained three seats late Monday night, according to projections.

Republican Brandon Williams won the race for New York’s 22nd Congressional District, while California Republican Reps. Michelle Steel and Ken Calvert won reelection in their respective 45th and 41st Congressional districts, according to The Associated Press.

Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) earlier won the race for Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, while Republican Juan Ciscomani triumphed in the race for the state’s 6th Congressional District, according to The Associated Press.

With new reporting from several counties on Monday night, including Maricopa County, Schweikert expanded his lead over Democrat Javin Hodge by more than 2,000 votes and now leads by about 3,000 votes, with 99 percent of precincts reporting.

Ciscomani expanded his lead by about 1,400 and now leads Democrat Kirsten Engel by about 3,500 votes, with 97 percent of precincts reporting.

“In the best country in the world where anything is possible, I am now honored to represent my hometown in the U.S. Congress. I am ready to serve, find solutions for our district’s challenges, & be a strong independent voice for our community,” Ciscomani said in a statement.

Ciscomani will succeed Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.), who currently represents the district but is retiring at the end of her term.

In another race called late Monday, Democrat Andrea Salinas triumphed over Republican Mike Erickson.

Newly reported results showed Salinas’s lead expanded by nearly 3,000 votes, and she’s now ahead with about 6,300 votes with 93 percent of precincts reporting.

The district is newly created due to the apportionment after the 2020 U.S. Census.

The updated results mean Republicans have secured 217 House seats in the next Congress. Democrats have secured 205. To secure a majority, 218 or more are needed.

Even before the latest calls, some analysts were predicting a Republican flip of the House, barring a “miracle.” Democrats currently enjoy majorities in both the House and the Senate and have retained control of the upper chamber.

The GOP’s final majority may not be clear for several days or weeks as vote counting continues in a number of competitive races.

UPDATE: This report has been updated with the latest race calls.

Zachary Stieber


Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news for The Epoch Times. He is based in Maryland.

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