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Democrats win in Nevada, keeping Senate control

Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto at a campaign event in Las Vegas Associated Press/Photo by John Locher

Democrats win in Nevada, keeping Senate control

Incumbent Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto won reelection in Nevada, ensuring Democrats will have at least 50 seats in the next U.S. Senate. With Vice President Kamala Harris’ tie-breaking vote, Democrats can maintain control of the chamber. Cortez Masto beat Republican challenger Adam Laxalt by just under 5,000 votes with 97 percent of the ballots counted Saturday. The results took longer to tabulate in Nevada because the state accepts ballots postmarked by Election Day if they arrive up to four days later.

What happens next for the Senate? Georgia is the only state with a Senate race still undecided. Neither incumbent Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock nor GOP candidate Herschel Walker won 50 percent of the votes, so they will have a runoff election on Dec. 6. If Warnock wins, it would give Democrats an even more decisive lead in the Senate. Republicans are still expected to gain control of the House, though undecided races mean neither party has the 218 seats needed for a majority yet.

Dig deeper: Read R. Albert Mohler Jr.’s column in WORLD Opinions on why this election was so important.

Lynde Langdon

Lynde is WORLD’s executive editor for news. She is a graduate of World Journalism Institute, the Missouri School of Journalism, and the University of Missouri–St. Louis. Lynde resides with her family in Wichita, Kan.


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