Only two House races remain undeclared as of Thanksgiving Day, with Republicans leading in both races and looking to increase their majority.
Democrats were able to hold on to the Senate and retain control of a number of key House seats after the “red wave” failed on Election Day, but Republicans last week narrowly crossed the 218-seat threshold to take the House .
Now, more than two weeks into the midterms, two House races in California and Colorado are officially still up in the air — though the Democrat has conceded in Colorado. If the current GOP leads, Republicans would secure 222 House seats, while Democrats would have 213.
Notably, the 222-213 split would be the exact opposite of results in the 2020 election cycle, when the House split in favor of Democrats.
In California’s 13th Congressional District, Republican John Duarte is ahead of Democratic former state Assemblyman Adam Gray by less than 600 votes, with 99 percent of the vote counted, according to The Associated Press.
The race was seen as a game heading into Election Day in California’s newly redrawn district.
The 13th Congressional District is currently represented by Rep. Barbara Lee (D), who decided to run in and win the new 12th District. Gray was endorsed by California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and both of California’s Democratic senators, Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla, but the drawn lines made a blue victory uncertain.
In Colorado’s 3rd congressional district, the vote count is also low.
With 99 percent of ballots counted, Republican incumbent Rep. Lauren Boebert is up about 550 votes over Democratic challenger Adam Frisch, a razor-thin margin that kick-started a recount under Colorado election rules.
Frisch at one point led Trump-backed Boebert by 64 votes in the reliably red district Boebert had expected to win easily.
The Democrat conceded the race last week, saying he did not believe a recount would overturn Boebert’s victory, but the race has not been formally called.