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Live results: Democrats cling to the US Senate with victory in Nevada

Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto has won one of the nation’s most watched Senate races in Nevada, to decide the fate of Senate control over the next two years.

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Masto, who made history in 2016 when she was elected as the country’s first Latin senator, won this year’s election against Republican Adam Laxalt, the state’s former attorney general, in a race unanimously labeled as “neglected” by Inside Elections, The Cook Political Report and Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

The contentious race was too close to a call days after voting was completed, with absentee vote counting and slow processing times continuing in the two counties that contain the densely populated cities of Las Vegas and Reno. With the final votes counted, Masto’s victory ensures Democrats control the Senate until the next election cycle in two years.

This still does not end the 2022 Senate election cycle, where Democratic Senator Raphael Warnock and Republican contender Herschel Walker have not received more than 50% of the vote in Georgia, and as a result they will run in a runoff in December.

The results of the elections to the House of Representatives are still ongoing.

Smith

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