House 2022 Midterm Elections results

CBS News initiatives, as of Saturday night time, that House Republicans will win a minimal of 214 seats and Democrats will win not less than 210 seats within the 2022 midterm elections. 

Republicans are nonetheless in position to succeed in the 218 seats essential to take management of the House, however the dimension of their potential majority is wanting more and more slim. Toss-up races have been breaking in favor of Democrats. In one case, on Saturday night time, CBS News projected that in Washington, Democrat Marie Gluesenkamp Perez defeated incumbent GOP Rep. Joe Kent within the third District, a seat Republicans have been favored to carry.

On Saturday, President Joe Biden, who’s in Cambodia for a summit of Southeast Asian nations, spoke concerning the midterm elections, saying he was “incredibly pleased” to listen to that Democrats held the Senate, and stated he was assured Democrats may maintain the House, too, however conceded “it’s a stretch — everything has to fall our way.”

Republicans maintain 212 seats within the present Congress, and wish to choose up simply six extra to achieve the bulk. Democrats at present maintain 220 seats, and there are three vacancies: GOP Rep. Jackie Walorski of Indiana died in August, and Democrats Charlie Crist and Ted Deutch, each of Florida, resigned their seats. 

In one high-profile pick-up for Republicans, CBS News projected Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria, a member of the high-profile House Jan. 6 committee, was defeated by her Republican challenger, Jen Kiggans. 

Republican Rep. Mayra Flores in South Texas, who was projected to have lost to Democratic Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, tweeted “The RED WAVE did not happen. Republicans and Independents stayed home. DO NOT COMPLAIN ABOUT THE RESULTS IF YOU DID NOT DO YOUR PART!”

While the occasion within the White House typically loses seats within the midterm election, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated Democratic candidates have been “strongly outperforming expectations.”

“While many races remain too close to call, it is clear that House Democratic Members and candidates are strongly outperforming expectations across the country,” Pelosi stated. “As states continue to tabulate the final results, every vote must be counted as cast.”

Democrats additionally confronted  a drawback due to the redistricting that occurred after the 2020 census. Several closely Republican states gained seats, whereas some closely Democratic and battleground states lost a seat.

During the marketing campaign season, Republicans targeted on the economic system, crime and immigration. Democrats’ messaging was extra scattered, with candidates touting abortion entry and democratic values. But each Republican within the House who challenged the 2020 election results is prone to win reelection, and solely two of the ten Republicans who voted to question former President Donald Trump stay on the poll for the overall election. 

Kabir Khanna and Kristin Brown contributed to this report.

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