Midterm elections results: Three days on this is where the races stand

Three nights after the polls closed in the US midterms, who will be in control of Congress remains unclear.

Control of the Senate now hinges on the outcome of three states: Arizona, Nevada – and Georgia, where a run-off election will be held on 6 December.

Republicans are inching closer to a 218-seat majority in the House, but the projected number of seats is dimming.

Electoral officials have repeatedly described the delays announcing the final results as normal.

This, they say, is an expected part of US elections due to thin margins between candidates, possible recounts and potentially contested elections. Additionally, rules differ by state for how mail-in ballots are counted, and when.

As of Friday afternoon:

The House of Representatives is leaning towards the Republicans, according to projections from CBS News, the BBC’s partner in the US.

The Republicans have so far secured 213 seats, compared to 206 for the Democrats. A total of 218 seats are needed to gain a majority in…

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