GOP Needs 1 More Seat to Take House Majority – Here’s Where Remaining Races Stand

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As the expected red wave in the midterm election shrinks, Republicans are still eyeing the House, where close elections may soon produce a thin majority for them.

The GOP needs one House member to get the 218-seat majority. Thirteen House races remain undecided, and Democrats have won 205.

Nine of the undecided races are in California, Fox News reported.

Elsewhere, Alaska’s House seat is snagged in the state’s new ranked-choice voting system. So far Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola is leading, with former Gov. Sarah Palin in second and Republican Nick Begich in third.

In ranked-choice elections, voters rank their preferred candidates. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent of first-place votes, voting is held again, with the lowest-ranking candidate eliminated.

Listed in Fox’s power rankings as a toss-up, Maine’s 2nd Congressional District is also bogged down in ranked-choice voting. Rep. Jared Golden, the Democratic incumbent, is leading, with former Rep. Bruce Poliquin, a Republican, in second. Voting is scheduled to continue on Tuesday.

Colorado 3rd District Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert had only a 1,000-vote lead as of Tuesday. She’s favored, although the final results may not be known for a few days as mail-in ballots come in from out of state.

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