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Then there were 9 uncalled races

Nov. 18, 2022, 3:30 PM UTC By Bridget Bowman Although control of Congress and most battleground races have been decided, a handful of uncalled contests still remain. Here’s a look at the races where the results are still unclear, per the NBC News Decision Desk, with their latest vote totals as of 7 a.m. ET: …


Congress paralyzed by unresolved midterm races

Punctuating the uncertainty, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell strolled into an empty Capitol on Thursday and observed that there was little to do but hold tight. “I’m like all of you. I’m just watching and waiting for when they’re gonna finish counting the votes,” McConnell said, before observing one of the few concrete realities: “Schumer …


U.S. races to shore up European support for Ukraine strategy

Growing economic concerns have led to protests in some European cities over rising inflation and the high cost of heating as temperatures drop, putting more pressure on governments to weigh domestic issues against support for Ukraine. “The one thing that I do worry about is a rift between the United States and Europe because the …


Tight California congressional races could take weeks to call

Eleven competitive congressional races in California that could end up determining the balance of power in the House were still too close to call Wednesday. Congressional campaigns on both sides of the aisle expressed cautious optimism as election officials continue tallying votes, a process that could take weeks. With the prospect of the House majority …


Two races for Los Angeles Unified school board are too close to call

Los Angeles school board President Kelly Gonez is in a surprisingly tight contest with challenger Marvin Rodriguez for a Board of Education seat representing the east San Fernando Valley. In a second board contest — to represent downtown and the Eastside — Maria Brenes holds a small lead over Rocio Rivas. Mail-in ballots are still …


Newsom cruises to reelection, Democrats lead other statewide races

SACRAMENTO —  California voters on Tuesday handed Gavin Newsom a second term as governor, choosing the incumbent over Brian Dahle, an unfamiliar Republican state senator from Lassen County who struggled to compete with the Democratic political heavyweight. The governor’s race was the first to be called after polls closed on election night, which ended with Democrats …