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In battle for the Senate, the focus is on three states

By Colby Itkowitz

11 Nov 2022 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

Control of the Senate is up in the air as America enters its third day of vote counting. The Washington Post analyses the three states key in the election race.

Outstanding ballots in two states and a runoff election in a third have left control of the Senate up in the air, with Arizona and Nevada racing to count votes on Thursday and rival candidates in Georgia gearing up for another four weeks of campaigning.

Democrats were cautiously optimistic Sen. Mark Kelly's lead would hold in Arizona and in Nevada, where Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is trailing, they think that mail ballots from urban areas will help catch them up. Some Republicans privately agreed their candidates could lose, but others in the GOP expressed confidence that Blake Masters would pull through in Arizona and Adam Laxalt would stay ahead in Nevada.

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