If Walker loses in Georgia, the GOP will have lost a Senate seat in the 2022 midterms.
Nevada finally got around to counting (and “curing“) their ballots. Democrat Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto has won her reelection bid in Nevada. Democrats now have the 50 Senators (plus VP Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote) they need to retain control of the upper chamber.
If Republican Herschel Walker loses in next month’s Georgia runoff, the GOP will have lost a Senate seat in the 2022 midterms.
CBS News projects that the Democrats have clinched control of the Senate following the 2022 midterms. https://t.co/9wN5XIsCMu
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 13, 2022
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 13, 2022
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, the first Latina elected to the Senate, will hold onto her seat in Nevada after enduring a bruising campaign against Republican Adam Laxalt, who fell short of ousting the Democrat despite severe midterm headwinds, NBC News projects.
The outcome follows days of protracted mail-in ballot counting, with the results resting largely with the state’s most populous county, Clark County, which posted updates once a day since Tuesday. A race long predicted to be within the margin of error was indeed close through the end.
. . . . Laxalt handily won the state’s 15 rural counties, in some counties winning 80 percent of the vote, while Cortez Masto steadily led the reliably blue Clark County, home of Las Vegas.
The two candidates wrestled over Washoe County, a purple county that’s the second largest in the state.
It is unclear at this time if Laxalt will request a recount, but we will keep you updated.
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