It was always a miracle hope….
The votes have not broken their way so far….
Hope springs eternal….
Biden’s comments marked the first time he seemed to acknowledge Democrats were not on track to keep a majority in the House following Tuesday’s midterm elections. Before departing for Asia on Friday, the president had said the possibility was “still alive.”
“It’s like drawing an inside straight. But it’s still alive,” Biden told reporters at the time.
Since those comments, however, a few closely contested House seats were called for Republicans, shrinking Democrats’ path to the 218 seats needed for a majority. With some races still not called, Republicans currently hold 212 seats, while Democrats hold 204….
Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday would not offer a firm prediction, telling ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, “We’ll see.”…
After a long week counting mail votes out west, a Republican House majority now seems in sight.
It might still be days until the major decision desks can project that Republicans have won the 218 seats necessary to win control. But over the weekend, Democrats fell short of their targets in the late count in critical battleground districts in Arizona and California.
The sometimes good — but not good enough — results for Democrats raised the bar for what the party needs in the votes yet be counted, while making a late surge seem even less likely.
Right now, Republicans would be on track to win 221 seats if the latest trends continued, though several of these races remain so close that they could easily go the other way….
If Republicans win the races where they’re plainly favored and sweep these three tossups, Republicans could win a 222-213 majority. If Democrats win these three, the final tally might be 219 for Democrats and 216 for Republicans….