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Rep. Lauren Boebert’s reelection bid teeters by dozens of votes

Republican concedes competitive House race in Denver suburbs

Arizona statewide races in virtual dead heat

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The closely watched Senate race in Georgia between Democratic incumbent Raphael G. Warnock and Republican challenger Herschel Walker is headed to a Dec. 6 runoff, as neither candidate is projected to receive more than 50 percent of the vote. The race could determine which party controls the Senate next year.

Control of both chambers of Congress remained undecided after Democrats showed surprising strength in key battleground races Tuesday. In the Senate, races still remained uncalled in Arizona and Nevada. “We lost fewer seats in the House of Representatives than any Democratic president’s first midterm election in the last 40 years, and we had the best midterm for governors since 1986,” Biden told reporters at the White House, highlighting that the predicted Republican “giant red wave” never materialized.

Former president Donald Trump’s standing as the dominant figure in the Republican Party was challenged Tuesday night by a string of election results that even some of his advisers viewed as wounding to his political future.

Trump is taking blame from Republicans for disappointing performances by many of the candidates he backed, at the same time that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) won a landslide reelection, instantly elevating his profile as a serious 2024 presidential contender.

In a sign of Trump’s diminished and newly uncertain footing, some longtime allies are now encouraging Trump to delay a presidential announcement he had planned for next week as a victory lap for a red wave that didn’t materialize.

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The front page of the New York Post denigrated former president Donald Trump after Republican candidates that he supported failed to elicit huge wins at the ballot box.

Referring to Trump as “Trumpty Dumpty,” with a shape like an egg, the tabloid said the former president had “a great fall,” in light of the midterm results, riffing off the children’s nursery rhyme. Owned by media mogul Rupert Murdoch, the paper previously endorsed Trump for president in both 2020 and 2016.

This is a rather stark pivot pic.twitter.com/p1fJVzFDhu

A day earlier, it also signaled its support for Trump’s rival Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who claimed a sweeping victory in Florida, dubbing him “DeFuture.” Other right-leaning media outlets including Fox News were also forecasting a bright political future for DeSantis, after his landslide victory over Democrat Charlie Crist. All eyes are on whether the two will clash in 2024.

Today's cover: Ron DeSantis shows he’s future of the GOP https://t.co/Ja9rO579r4 pic.twitter.com/9Px1KBH1MP

A previous version of this report incorrectly said there was a change in sentiment as the narrative surrounding the 2020 election changed in real time. It should have said the 2022 election. This post has been corrected.

As Election Day began, Republican candidates, pundits and social media influencers were giddy with anticipation of a “red wave” of Republican voters who would sweep GOP candidates around the country into office and usher in Republican majorities in the House and Senate. By election night, their tone had changed as it became clear that the wave had not arrived.

A Washington Post analysis of social media posts, blog posts and podcasts revealed a change in sentiment among GOP influencers and candidates as the narrative surrounding the 2022 election changed in real time.

BRUSSELS — Much of Europe breathed a sigh of relief as a weaker-than-expected showing by Republicans and the absence of major election violence eased concern about turmoil in the transatlantic relationship and the health of American democracy — at least for now.

The results of the first major races since the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection are likely to lend some short-term stability to efforts to isolate Russia and support Ukrainian forces, the central concern for European officials and diplomats heading into the midterms. The outcome will also add a sense of continuity to day-to-day diplomacy.

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Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), one of the loudest and most controversial voices on the American right, was separated from her opponent in her reelection bid by just dozens of votes overnight Wednesday.

The tight finish was thought to have been highly improbable in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, which covers almost all of the state’s western half and voted for former president Donald Trump by eight points in 2020.

But on Colorado’s Western Slope, a largely rural region where working-class towns like Boebert’s home, Rifle, share congressional representation with ritzy ski towns like Aspen, it appeared that her brand of controversy was less popular than Trump’s.

Barbara Kirkmeyer, the Republican nominee for Colorado’s 8th Congressional District, conceded Wednesday evening in what appeared to be a pickup for Democrats in a competitive new district. (The Post has not yet called a winner in the race.)

Kirkmeyer said on Twitter that she had called her opponent, state Rep. Yadira Caraveo (D), to congratulate her on winning the seat, which had been rated as a toss-up by the Cook Political Report. Caraveo’s campaign couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

The district, covering Denver’s northern suburbs, was established under recent redistricting. It is heavily Latino, and Caraveo had said she believed that the possibility of electing her as the first Latina to represent the state in Congress was a “really motivating” factor in the election, according to Colorado Public Radio.

The latest vote counts in Arizona show statewide candidates still locked in extraordinarily tight races, from the U.S. Senate and the governor’s race on down.

Results released Wednesday night by Maricopa County, home to most of Arizona’s voters, favored Democrats, and the party’s gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs widened her lead over Republican Kari Lake. County officials are still working through between 400,000 and 410,000 ballots. They have said counting could take as long as 12 days from Election Day.

As expected, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and fellow Republican Kelly Tshibaka advanced to the next round of ranked-choice voting in the contest for an Alaska Senate seat. Per the Associated Press, the next round of tabulations in the race is expected Nov. 23.

This is the first year of the new system of voting in the state. The top four finishers in the all-party primary advanced to the general election. In the general election, a candidate can win outright if they receive 50 percent of the vote, but neither Murkowski nor Tshibaka is expected to meet that minimum in the first round of tabulations, according to AP.

President Biden spoke on the phone Wednesday evening with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), the first interaction following the midterm election results between two leaders whose relationship could become one of the more important, and intriguing, ones in Washington.

Biden earlier in the afternoon said he had hoped to connect with the top House GOP leader, and the White House announced this evening that they had done so.

During the news conference, Biden was asked about his relationship with McCarthy and what he thinks about him.

The 2022 elections will be remembered for Republican exuberance colliding with Democratic resistance to produce an unexpected outcome that, while potentially shifting the balance of power in Congress, suggests no call for a dramatic change in direction nor a mandate for the GOP.

In a season of election denialism and warnings of disruptions or worse on Election Day, democracy held, with few problems and robust turnout that, when all of the ballots are counted, could eclipse that of 2018, the previous record for a midterm election.

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Tuesday’s midterm election results gave President Biden a much-needed political boost, as his party’s better-than-expected performance enabled him to avoid a damaging setback and tamped down Democratic calls for him to consider ending his presidency after one term.

“Democrats had a strong night,” Biden said Wednesday during an upbeat White House news conference. “We lost fewer seats in the House of Representatives than any Democratic president’s first midterm election in the last 40 years.”

The post-election news conference was the same forum that recent predecessors had used to publicly lick their wounds after their own midterms, when the president’s party typically loses dozens of congressional seats. President George W. Bush acknowledged a Democratic “thumping” in 2006 and President Barack Obama bemoaned a Republican “shellacking” in 2010, while President Donald Trump lashed out against members of his own party after losing 41 congressional seats in 2018.

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As voters cast ballots largely without incident on Tuesday afternoon, former president Donald Trump took to social media to declare that a minor, already rectified problem with absentee balloting in Detroit was “REALLY BAD.”

“Protest, protest, protest,” he wrote just before 2:30 p.m.

Unlike in 2020, when similar cries from the then-president drew thousands of supporters into the streets — including to a tabulating facility in Detroit and later to the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 — this time, no one showed up.

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Maryland’s moderate (and term-limited) Republican Gov. Larry Hogan said Tuesday’s GOP losses by Trump-aligned candidates moved him closer to running for president after he leaves the governor’s mansion, his spokesman Michael Ricci confirmed. Hogan has weighed a White House bid, casting himself as a Republican who could unify and grow the party after Trump’s influence wanes. “I felt like I was on a lifeboat all by myself,” Hogan said in an interview with CBS News, “with everybody on the Trump Titanic. Now, we need a bigger boat.”

Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, the retiring Pennsylvania Republican, said former president Donald Trump is to blame for his party’s disastrous performance in Pennsylvania Tuesday night.

In an interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer, Toomey — who voted to convict Trump after the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection — did not hold back and said Republicans have to break from Trump. The senator said the failures in Pennsylvania not only hurt Trump’s standing in the party, but also elevated Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who’s positioning himself to be the next GOP leader.

Washington Post senior video editor JM Rieger discussed on Wednesday how many Republicans who deny or question the results of the 2020 presidential election won their races.

“However, it’s also important to point out that election deniers have lost in some key races,” Rieger said, pointing to statewide races in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Rieger also noted the significance of some of these denier candidates conceding their elections after losing.

Divided government: Republicans narrowly won back control of the House, while Democrats will keep control of the Senate, creating a split Congress.

What the results mean for 2024: A Republican Party red wave seems to be a ripple after Republicans fell short in the Senate and narrowly won control in the House. Donald Trump announced his 2024 presidential campaign on Tuesday, experts helped us game out what would happen if he wins again.

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