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Outstanding Senate & House Races

By Jim Ellis

Nov. 5, 2020 — Two Senate races were called yesterday, one for Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who scored a 51-42 percent victory over state House Speaker Sara Gideon (D-Freeport). Gideon conceded the race yesterday even though the count had not ended. In Michigan, Sen. Gary Peters (D) was projected as the winner with a very close (49.6 – 48.5 percent) count over GOP challenger John James.

The two calls mean that the high number for the Senate Republican majority is 52, with the Democratic maximum being 51. The most likely outcome from the current trends and potentially projecting the runoff election under what may be a Biden victory at the presidential level is either a Republican majority of 51 or 52 seats.

In the House, 40 races remain uncalled, yet many of them are now reporting 100 percent of the vote being received. Of the 40, the Republicans lead in 25 and the Democrats 15. This would translate in a Republican net gain in the House of most likely between five and nine seats.

Below is a chart of the races that remain uncalled and which candidate is currently leading:

Senate

STATE LEADING CANDIDAGE RACE STATUS % REPORTING
Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan 62.3% 50
Georgia-A Sen. David Perdue (R), must reach 50% 50.2% 97
Georgia-B Rev. Raphael Warnock (D) 32.5% 96
Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R) 26.2% Runoff
Maine Sen. Susan Collins (R) 51.1% Winner
Michigan Sen. Gary Peters (D) 49.6% Winner
N. Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis (R) 48.7% 93

House

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