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Control of Congress Remains at Stake as Democrats Fend Off Anticipated ‘Red Wave’

Republicans gain seats toward narrow House majority, while Senate is a tossup with several races too close to call

With just a few races still to be called, Republicans’ chances for a Senate majority rest on contests against Democratic incumbents in Nevada, Georgia and Arizona. Senate winners and losers took to the stage late Tuesday while other candidates urged voters to "hang in there.” Photo Composite: Elise Dean

Republicans were picking up seats and headed toward an expected House majority Wednesday morning, but the Senate remained a tossup amid signs the GOP gains were narrow and Democrats had fended off the midterm “red wave” that many had anticipated.

Tuesday’s elections revealed voter anxiety over the highest inflation in four decades, the state of the nation, abortion access and crime. The results showed the electorate remains polarized following a tumultuous few years marked by political upheaval, economic uncertainty and a global pandemic. A tight Senate race in Georgia was headed for a runoff, according to the Georgia Secretary of State’s office.

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