After adding results from 96 percent. Commission, Cortes Masto leads Republican Adam Laxalt by 0.5 PP (almost 5 thousand votes) and according to media analysis he is certain to win the race.
Cortez Masto, a former Nevada attorney general, has been in office since 2016 and is the first Latina woman in the chamber. Laxalt is the current Attorney General.
It is a surprise that Democrats have retained control of the Senate after pre-election polls clearly favored Republicans.
US Elections for Congress It was held on Tuesday, but in some states — as in the 2020 presidential election — it took several days for the votes to be counted. One of the places where the fate of victory was weighed to the last by the narrowest margin between the candidates. It’s Nevada.
The United States Senate consists of 100 senators, two from each of the 50 states. They are elected for six-year terms, with 1/3 elections held every two years.
By the time the Nevada results were announced, it was certain that Democrats and Republicans would have at least 49 seats in the Senate. Democrats have 50 seats to control the upper house of Congress – in the event of a tie, the deciding vote belongs to the current US vice president. Kamala Harris From the Democratic Party.
What the final distribution of powers will look like in the House of Representatives is still unknown. Out of 435 races, 20 races have yet to have a winner. Democrats have 204 seats and Republicans 211, while 218 are needed to win a majority.
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