Election 2020

These 3 Congressional Races Are Each Within 1,200 Votes Or Less

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Sure, the presidential election has been called it's mid-November after all but a few tight congressional races are still outstanding, including former Rep. Katie Hill's seat.

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The Nail-Biter: Iowa's 2nd District

In Iowa's 2nd congressional district, spanning the southeast corner of the Hawkeye State, an open seat is down to just 48 votes. (A recount is likely, according to a local newspaper, the Quad-City Times.)

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Mariannette Miller-Meeks, a Republican state senator, is leading her Democratic counterpart, Rita Hart, 196,860 to 196,812. If she wins, she'd flip the seat, which had been held by retiring Democratic Rep. David Loebsack.

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The Rematch: California's 25th District

In the Golden State, Republican Rep. Mike Garcia is facing Christy Smith in a rematch from a May 2020 special election, in which both candidates vied to represent the northern regions of Los Angeles County, replacing former Congresswoman Katie Hill.

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Garcia, a former navy pilot, is leading by just 219 votes, 165,435 to 165,216, with 98% of estimated votes reporting.

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The Trumpian Outsider: Utah's 4th District

In Utah's smallest district, just south of Salt Lake City, first-term Congressman Ben McAdams (D) is trailing his Republican challenger, the former professional football player Burgess Owens.

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Owens, who spoke at the Republican National Convention, has closely aligned himself with President Trump. As of Nov. 13, he was leading McAdams by 1,158 votes with 98% of estimated votes reporting.

To track the races in live time, check out the New York Times' congressional map, where it's adjusting totals and sharing breaking news.

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