As the vote counting proceeded into the night, the Republicans appeared almost certain to take control of the U.S. House, but it remained unclear if they could also win the U.S. Senate. In other words, there was a Republican wave in the 2022 midterms elections, but falling short of a red tsunami.
As of 6:40 a.m., Politico had the two parties splitting the U.S. Senate, with 48 seats for the Democrats and 47 seats for the Republicans. Republicans who stood poised to win Senate races: J.D. Vance in Ohio, Chuck Grassley in Iowa, Ted Budd in North Carolina, Eric Schmitt in Missouri and Ron Johnson in Wisconsin. But it appeared the Democrats withstood the GOP in New Hampshire, Colorado and Washington states. And the fake news was reporting a John Fetterman victory over Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania.
Arizona, Nevada and Alaska trailed in their vote counting, so it remained to be seen how those elections would go. Also still up in the air: The Georgia race between Hershel Walker and Raphael Warnock, apparently headed toward a runoff election.
In the U.S. House, Republicans had won 199 seats vs. 172 for the Democrats, but 64 races still had not been called, as of 6:40 a.m. Eastern time, according to Politico. Here, former President Donald Trump provides updates from Mar-A-Lago in a speech broadcast by Newsmax TV.