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November 9, 2018

Editors:

As of 5 p.m. EST Friday, The Associated Press has not yet declared winners in 12 races for U.S. House.

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The race in Georgia’s 7th Congressional District between Republican incumbent Rep. Rob Woodall and Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux is too close to call. With all precincts reporting, Woodall holds a lead of 890 votes out of nearly 279,000 votes counted. Under Georgia law, Bourdeaux could request a recount.

The Associated Press does not declare winners in races that could go to a recount.

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The race in New Jersey’s 3rd Congressional District between Democrat Andy Kim and Republican incumbent Rep. Tom MacArthur is too early to call. With all precincts reporting, Kim holds a lead of 3,424 votes out of more than 301,000 votes counted. Burlington and Ocean counties are still counting provisional ballots.

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Two congressional races in New York are too early to call. The state won’t release absentee vote totals for up to two weeks after Election Day.

In New York’s 27th Congressional District, Republican incumbent Rep. Chris Collins holds a lead of 2,910 votes over Democrat Nate McMurray out of more than 271,000 votes counted.

In New York’s 22nd Congressional District, Democrat Anthony Brindisi holds a lead of 1,293 votes over Republican incumbent Rep. Claudia Tenney out of more than 234,000 votes counted.

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The race in Texas’ 23rd Congressional District between Republican incumbent Rep. Will Hurd and Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones is too close to call. With all precincts reporting, Hurd holds a lead of 1,150 votes out of more than 209,000 votes counted. Under Texas law, Jones could request a recount.

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The race in Utah’s 4th Congressional District between Democrat Ben McAdams and Republican incumbent Rep. Mia Love is too early to call. With about 85 percent of the vote counted, McAdams holds a lead of 4,914 votes out of more than 212,000 votes counted.

Utah counts about a third of the votes after Election Day.

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Five congressional races in California are too early to call. California counts about 35 percent of the vote after Election Day.

In California’s 10th Congressional District, Republican incumbent Rep. Jeff Denham has a lead of 1,287 votes over Democrat Josh Harder out of more than 112,000 votes counted.

In California’s 25th Congressional District, Democrat Katie Hill has a lead of 4,117 votes over Republican incumbent Rep. Steve Knight out of more than 163,000 votes counted.

In California’s 39th Congressional District, Republican Young Kim has a lead of 3,874 votes over Democrat Gil Cisneros out of more than 153,000 votes counted.

In California’s 45th Congressional District, Republican incumbent Rep. Mimi Walters has a lead of 4,037 votes over Democrat Katie Porter out of more than 195,000 votes counted.

In California’s 48th Congressional District, Democrat Harley Rouda has a lead of 4,756 votes over Republican incumbent Rep. Dana Rohrabacher out of nearly 192,000 votes counted.

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The race for the 2nd Congressional District in Maine has advanced to ranked choice voting.

With nearly all precincts reporting, Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin leads Democrat Jared Golden by 1,910 votes out of 284,455 counted. Neither candidate has more than 50 percent of the total counted vote, which means under Maine law, the race will proceed to ranked choice voting.

State officials were to begin conducting that count on Friday.

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The AP, Washington

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