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Slow as 'molasses': Why five House races are uncalled two weeks after midterm elections


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Washington Examiner


As Election Day threatens to turn into Election Weeks, a handful of House races are still waiting to be called that can determine how large a majority Republicans will have.

Four House races remain uncalled, with three in California and one in Alaska. The Democratic challenger recently conceded in Colorado's race for Rep. Lauren Boebert's seat but is yet to be called by news outlets.


In the Golden State, major races in the 3rd, 13th, and 22nd Congressional Districts are waiting to hear results. Many factors, such as deadlines and insufficient ballot processing equipment, are among the reasons for the delay, according to Dave Wasserman, House editor of the Cook Political Report.

"If every state ran elections like Florida or Texas, we’d know the total House count within 24 hours of the polls closing, or less," Wasserman told the Washington Examiner. "But between late ballot return deadlines and slow ballot processing, CA’s results look more like molasses than well-functioning machinery.":snip:

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