House Race Between Tenney and Brindisi Is Down to 100-Vote Margin

Claudia Tenney seemed poised to avenge her 2018 defeat to Rep. Anthony Brindisi, a Democrat, but her election night lead has shrunk to roughly 100 votes.

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Even Without Peter King, G.O.P. Retains His House Seat in New York

Andrew Garbarino, a Republican state assemblyman, defeated Jackie Gordon, overcoming a Democratic edge in voter enrollment.

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Kevin McCarthy, the House Minority Leader, Doesn’t Think Trump Is Going Away

The California Republican believes his party’s victories in 2020 came thanks to the president, not in spite of him: “He brought turnout.”

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When Trump Goes, Can the Democrats Hold It Together?

An intense battle between moderates and progressives has already spilled into public view.

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Adam Schiff, Trump’s Chief Antagonist, Ponders Life After Trump

Having raised over $40 million this election cycle, the California Democrat is weighing his next moves, including the possibility of a Biden administration post, a Senate run or even House leadership.

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As Pelosi’s Majority Thins, House Democrats Are in a Tight Spot

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is on track to keep her post, but with a slim majority that leaves little room for defections, party divisions could prove disastrous. Republicans can’t wait to exploit them.

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There Was No Knockout, So Democrats and G.O.P. Regroup for Next Round

Voters delivered a convincing victory for Joseph R. Biden Jr. but a split decision for the two parties. Now they face perhaps the most up-for-grabs electoral map the country has seen in a generation.

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Rep. Katko Wins Rematch, Keeps G.O.P. Seat in Democratic District

Rep. John Katko, a moderate Republican, defeated Dana Balter in a Central New York district where Democrats outnumber Republicans.

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Black Lives Matter Meets QAnon as Newest Members of Congress Arrive

The freshman class of the 117th Congress, featuring a new crop of conservative women and an ascendant left, is attending an unusual pandemic-era orientation.

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Biden’s Policy Agenda Rests Heavily on Senate Outcome

Which party controls the Senate will largely dictate how ambitious President-elect Joe Biden can get on taxes, health care, climate change and other policy priorities.

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The (Unfinished) Battle for the Senate

Democrats were optimistic about gaining control of the upper chamber, but it didn’t pan out that way. Now, a pair of races in Georgia will determine the balance of power in Washington.

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Republicans Back Trump’s Refusal to Concede, Declining to Recognize Biden

Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, slammed Democrats for expecting the president to quickly concede and said he had every right to pursue legal challenges.

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Hakeem Jeffries Wants Democrats to Take a Deep Breath

The No. 5 House Democrat plans to announce he is running for another term in his post, as he and a new generation of leaders look to a future after Speaker Nancy Pelosi is gone.

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Hell Hath No Fury Like a Trump Scorned

The victory of the Biden-Harris ticket and the enduring power of Republicanism tell two stories.

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How ‘Defund the Police’ Became a Flashpoint in Competitive N.Y. Races

Democrats are debating whether the party’s stances alienated moderates, but progressives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez challenged that narrative.

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In the Messiest Contested Election, One Man Saved the System From Itself

Samuel Randall went against his own party’s wishes to keep the U.S. political system from falling apart.

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Democrats Flip House Seat in Atlanta Area That Was Top Target of Party

Carolyn Bourdeaux had narrowly lost her 2018 bid for Georgia’s Seventh District, which includes parts of Gwinnett and Forsyth Counties.

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Van Drew, Who Switched Parties and Backed Trump, Keeps N.J. House Seat

Jeff Van Drew, a Republican congressman who defected from the Democrats, beat back a challenge from a former schoolteacher who is married to a Kennedy nephew.

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Amid Tears and Anger, House Democrats Promise ‘Deep Dive’ on Election Losses

During an emotional conference call, Democrats traded excuses, blame and prognostications about how their expectations for big gains in their majority could have been so wrong — and what to do about it.

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Cuomo Blames de Blasio as Strains Mount Over N.Y. Democrats’ Showing

New York State Republicans used images of boarded-up businesses and of Mayor Bill de Blasio to persuade voters to vote for their candidates.

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How a Quick Stimulus Has an Increased Chance in Divided Government

Congressional leaders and business groups are raising the possibility of new economic aid from Congress in the lame-duck session.

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Torres and Jones Win and Will Become 1st Gay Black Members of Congress

Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones defeated token Republican challengers in overwhelmingly Democratic House districts in New York.

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In Ascendant Night for Congressional Republicans, Women Led the Way

Republicans were on track to have the highest number of women ever to serve in their House conference, signaling the success of their efforts to recruit and elect a more diverse slate of candidates.

#elections-house-of-representatives, #elections-senate, #minorities, #race-and-ethnicity, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

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A Split Decision for Democrats

Weary voters appeared willing to give former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. a chance, but they shied away from putting Democrats in full control of Washington.

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Deprived of a Quick Decision, Democrats Seek a Narrower Path

Joseph R. Biden Jr. may be on the cusp of victory, but the route that took him there proved more arduous than the “blue wave” that some hoped would sweep the party to shore.

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Republicans Tighten Hold on Senate, but Control Could Be Decided in Runoffs

Along with falling short of expectations in the Senate, Democrats also saw their House majority shrink as Republicans made crucial pickups.

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Some Suburban Strongholds Swing Back to G.O.P. in N.Y. and Across U.S.

Republicans are ahead in key congressional races in New York State, mirroring a national trend of apparent success in winning back swing districts.

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Jahana Hayes, Connecticut’s 1st Black Congresswoman, Wins 2nd Term

Ms. Hayes, a Democrat, won re-election after a contentious campaign that included a ‘Zoom-bombing’ where she was called racial slurs.

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Incumbent Democrats Win in N.J. House Races; Van Drew Narrowly Ahead

Voter turnout was on track to set records, complicating the counting process. Mail ballots may be counted for up to a week after the election.

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The 2020 U.S. Election: Unfinished and Up for Grabs

The 2020 presidential race has turned out to be a nail-biter. Millions of ballots are still to be counted, and crucial swing states have yet to call a winner.

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As America Awaits a Winner, Trump Falsely Claims He Prevailed

The president made his unfounded claim even though no news organizations had declared a winner and a number of closely contested states still had millions of mail-in ballots to count.

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Stephanie Bice Ousts Kendra Horn, Giving Republicans a Key House Victory

The Republican state senator toppled the lone Democrat representing Oklahoma in Congress, offering her party a pickup as it sought to build its numbers in the House.

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Tony Gonzales Defeats Gina Ortiz Jones, Keeping G.O.P. Hold on Texas House Seat

Tony Gonzales, a former Navy cryptologist, beat back a second attempt by Gina Ortiz Jones to flip the last remaining Republican district on the southern border.

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Democrats Battle for Senate Control as They Maintain Grip on House Majority

The two parties grappled for advantage in the fight for the Senate majority as Democrats aimed to add to their majority in the House.

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Chip Roy, Combative Republican, Fends Off Challenge to Hold House Seat in Texas

Representative Chip Roy held off a stiff challenge from a former Democratic state senator, Wendy Davis, to win a second term in his Central Texas House district.

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Incumbent Democrats Prevail in New Jersey Congressional Races

Voter turnout was on track to set records, complicating the counting process. Mail ballots may be counted for up to a week after the election.

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Donna Shalala, Clinton Cabinet Member, Is Upset in House Re-election Bid

Ms. Shalala, who served as the secretary of health and human services under President Bill Clinton, lost her rematch against a Republican, Maria Elvira Salazar, in Miami-Dade County.

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Houston-Area Sheriff Fights Off Democratic Challenge in Longtime Republican Stronghold

Troy Nehls defeated Sri Preston Kulkarni, maintaining Republican control of a sprawling suburban district long represented by the former House majority leader, Tom DeLay.

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Rep. Elise Stefanik, Called ‘Republican Star’ by Trump, Wins 4th Term

Ms. Stefanik’s role in the impeachment hearings drew Democratic ire, as well as $16 million in campaign donations to the northern New York race.

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QAnon Supporter Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Headed to Congress

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s victory in Georgia underscores an uncomfortable truth for Republicans: The 2020 election brought QAnon into their party.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Wins 2nd Term in Costly Loss for Republicans

Her challenger had collected $10 million, but Ms. Ocasio-Cortez still coasted to an easy win, creating speculation about her future political ambitions.

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New York Elections: What’s at Stake

All eyes were on the State Senate, where Democrats are close to a veto-proof supermajority. But results might be delayed because of a torrent of mail-in ballots.

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This Is an Election Story That Mentions Neither Biden Nor Trump

Here are the (other) races and issues our national correspondents are watching.

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He’s a Rare House Republican in a District Trump Lost. Can He Hold On?

Representative John Katko has managed to keep his seat in Central New York by distancing himself from the president. Will that be enough this year?

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Freedom as the Muzzle of a Glock

In western Colorado, the election is about “not having the government think for us, the right to protect ourselves.”

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Stefanik’s Loyalty to Trump Is Flashpoint in $16 Million N.Y. Race

Representative Elise Stefanik’s strenuous defense of the president has enabled her Democratic opponent to raise $5 million. Ms. Stefanik has raised even more.

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Trump’s Weakened Hold on Long Island Leaves King, Zeldin Seats at Risk

Peter King is leaving Congress, and Lee Zeldin could be vulnerable. The elections in the two districts will be “a referendum on Trump,” a strategist said.

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Trump’s Weakened Hold on Long Island Puts 2 G.O.P. House Seats at Risk

Peter King is leaving Congress, and Lee Zeldin could be vulnerable. The elections in the two districts will be “a referendum on Trump,” a strategist said.

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With Weakness Among Hispanic Voters, Biden Trails in Texas

Large Democratic gains among white suburbanites suggest risks down the ballot for Republicans in congressional and state House races, our poll shows.

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Biden Trails in Texas Due to Weakness Amongst Hispanic Voters

Large Democratic gains among white suburbanites suggest risks down the ballot for Republicans in congressional and state House races, our poll shows.

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