Mark Kelly of Arizona was re-elected, and Catherine Cortez Masto intervened to lead the opposition. Thus, the Democrats are approaching a majority in the Senate.
After Senator Mark Kelly increased his lead over Republican Blake Masters to the point that Masters had no chance of arresting him, the Associated Press, NBC and CNN declared him the winner.
With 86 percent of the votes counted, Kelly got 51.8 percent, while Masters got 46.1 percent.
In neighboring Nevada, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto attacked her Republican challenger Adam Laxalt. It still clings to a 48.5 percent lead to 48.4 percent, but several thousand votes still need to be counted from Democratic-dominated districts.
35 out of 100 senators must be reelected. And this is how the numbers look now:
All 435 representatives must be re-elected. These are the preliminary results:
After Kelly’s victory, Democrats and Republicans gained 49 states each.
If the Democrats also win Nevada, they will have 50 senators and retain control of the Senate, even before the December 6 election run-off in Georgia, in which Democrat Raphael Warnock beats rival Herschel Walker.
If Democrats win there as well and get 51 mandates, they will have a majority without a vote for Vice President Kamala Harris.
Less Reliant On Mansion
Then, they will also be less dependent on conservative Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia for coal, who has long been on the cusp of President Joe Biden’s climate plans and big stimulus.
Republicans must win both Nevada and Georgia to gain a majority.
Kelly held onto the lead when 80,000 new votes were counted from Maricopa County, which includes the city of Phoenix. And so the Master’s window was closed to catch up with him.
Cortez Masto soon trailed Laxalt as more votes were counted from the counties where Las Vegas and Reno are located. On Thursday evening, it reduced Laxalt’s advance from 23,000 to 9,000.
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