3. Midterm madness: The election results we still don't know
Stacey Abrams, Georgia's Democratic candidate for governor. Photo: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images
While the bottom line of Tuesday's midterm elections is clear — Democrats have taken control of the House while Republicans added to their majority in the Senate — a number of significant races have still yet to be called as the sun rises on Wednesday.
Driving the news: In Georgia's gubernatorial race, Democrat Stacey Abrams has vowed not to concede against her Republican opponent Brian Kemp until "every vote gets counted." Kemp currently holds 50.5% of the vote, but the race could face a runoff if neither candidate ultimately ends up over 50%. The race has been marred by voter suppression and conflict of interest allegations against Kemp, who has presided over the election as Georgia's secretary of state.
Other outstanding high-profile races:
- In Arizona's Senate race, Republican Martha McSally is up on Democrat Kyrsten Sinema 49.3%-48.5% with about 99.3% reporting. Per The Arizona Republic, "an official victor may not be known for days — and maybe longer, if the final tally were to trigger a recount or legal challenge."
- In Florida's Senate race, former Republican governor Rick Scott is up on Democrat incumbent Bill Nelson 50.2%-49.8% with 100% reporting. Scott has declared victory, but the race is statistically too close to call and an automatic recount will take place if the margin of victory remains less than 0.5%.
- In Montana's Senate race, incumbent Democrat Jon Tester is down 48.2%-48.9% against Republican challenger Matt Rosendale with about 82% reporting and the race still too close to call.
- In Texas' 32nd district, one of Axios' 8 for 2018, the AP withdrew its call for Republican incumbent Will Hurd at about 4 a.m. ET. The margin between him and Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones is only about 700 votes.