The Democratic Party will keep control of the Senate, Decision Desk HQ projects, after a batch of votes coming in from Clark County, Nevada, gave Catherine Cortez Masto the lead she needed to win re-election.
That puts the Senate at 50-49 in the Democrats’ favor. The final seat will go to the winner of the run-off between incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock and Republican Herschel Walker in Georgia.
Republicans were poised to win up to 53 seats, according to some of the polling leading up to the midterms, but a collapse of the predicted “Red Wave” in several states thwarted those predictions.
The Democrats were able to flip one Senate seat in Pennsylvania as celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz lost against the state’s Lt. Governor, John Fetterman. Democrats were also able to hold all of their swing state Senate seats, including Arizona and Nevada.
The GOP can keep the Senate split, with Vice President Kamala Harris being the tie-breaking vote, should they flip the Georgia seat.