After bustle of mid-terms, 11 key races yet to be decided
Here are the congressional and gubernatorial races that remain uncalled after Tuesday’s election:
Alaska — Write-in ballots accounted for 41 percent of the votes counted so far, withRepublican Sen. Lisa Murkowskithe most prominent of some 160 registered write-in candidates.Republican Joe Miller trailed with 34.3 percent of the vote. Absentee and questioned ballots were being counted Friday and the counting of write-ins will begin Nov. 10.
Minnesota — Former Democratic Sen. Mark Dayton leads Republican Tom Emmer by less than 10,000 votes, well within the margin that would trigger an automatic recount under state law. Election officials are recanvassing county votes before the Nov. 23 certification deadline.
Virginia District 11 — Rep. Gerald Connolly, a Democrat, led Republican Keith Fimianby less than the margin that could trigger a recount.
Kentucky District 6 — Democratic Rep. Ben Chandler had a 600-vote lead over Republican Andy Barr, who has asked the state to recanvas the votes from the 16-county district.
Illinois District 8 — Democratic Rep. Melissa Bean trailed Republican Joe Walsh by less than 600 votes. An unknown number of absentee and provisionals ballots remained to be counted.
Texas District 27 — GOP challenger Blake Farenthold was about 800 votes ahead ofDemocratic Rep. Solomon Ortiz, who has indicated he will request a recount if the margin remains this close.
New York District 25 — Tea party Republican Ann Marie Buerkle leads Democratic Rep. Dan Maffei by 659 votes with all the precincts counted. An unknown number of absentee and provisional ballots remain to be counted.
Arizona District 8 — Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords leads Republican Jesse Kellyby just over 3,000 votes, with an unknown number of absentees still to be counted.
Washington District 2 — Democratic Rep. Rick Larsen leads Republican John Kosterby just over 1,400 votes as the counting of mail ballots continues. Koster had led Larsen narrowly in the election night count. Washington counts mail ballots that arrive days after the election, as long as they are postmarked by Election Day.
California District 11 — Democratic Rep. Jerry McNerney leads GOP challenger David Harmer by 134 votes as officials continue their post-election count of an estimated 20,000 absentee and provisional ballots.
California District 20 — Republican Andy Vidak had an 1,800-vote lead overDemocratic Rep. Jim Costa, as officials continue their post-election count of an estimated 20,000 absentee and provisional ballots.
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