As of this writing, DDHQ has not called four House contests:
California’s 39th remains uncalled due to the outstanding vote count. Republican Young Kim sported a lead on election night, but that has evaporated entirely as the mail-in ballot count stretched into its second week. She now narrowly trails Democratic candidate Gil Cisneros, and as Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Orange County officials continue to release counts, we strongly suspect his lead is going to grow. After a certain point, like in neighboring CA-45, CA-48, and CA-49, e assume it ill become mathematically impossible for her to reverse her deficit in remaining votes and declare Cisneros the winner. That could happen as early as this afternoon- or there could be a small chance she bounces back in today and tomorrow’s vote count. If there is no bounce-back, that race is over and a call will be issued.
Georgia’s 7th district remains uncalled until the Secretary of State certifies the results. Trailing candidate Carolyn Bourdeaux has not indicated if she will request a recount of the vote, but provisional ballots failed to reverse her loss yesterday in Gwinnett County, which certified its vote Thursday. Incumbent Republican Congressman Bob Woodall leads by over 400 votes.
Texas’ 23rd district finds incumbent Congressman Will Hurd in a similiar situation to Congressman Woodall: the apparent winner facing an opponent undecided about requesting a recount. Results have not been certified yet, so barring a direct concession from Gina Ortiz Jones, we’ll be waiting for that before making a call.
Utah’s 4th district is the oddity for Republicans monitoring close elections since November 6th. Unlike in the California Congressional races, incumbent Congresswoman Mia Love has gained ground significantly in the mail-in counts over the past eek- trailing by 7,000 on election night and only 1,000 as of this moment. Utah County is expected to update its totals this afternoon and possibly push her into a lead over Salt Lake City Mayor Ben McAdams. There are still too many outstanding ballots at this time to make a definitive call.
It is quite possible that all of these races are still decided before Thanksgiving, in which case the runoff in Mississippi for the U.S. Senate is the last remaining Congressional contest of 2018, a race that strongly favors Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith.
One Gubernatorial contest remains uncalled as well: Georgia, where Republican Brian Kemp has enough of a lead to avoid a runoff, assuming his numbers do not change upon certification today by the Secretary of State. Assuming their declaration, the race could be called in his favor as early as this afternoon, but most likely on Monday- the deadline for the Secretary to certify the results.