There are still two Senate races up for grabs that will decide the fate of the U.S. Senate. Nevada and Georgia will determine who has the majority in the upper chamber and each race is coming down to the wire. As of Friday morning, Republican Adam Laxalt’s lead over Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto has shrunk to less than one point, at 48.9% to 48%. The latest updates from Clark and Washoe counties have put Laxalt just 8,988 votes over Cortez Masto with 90% of the total vote counted.
In Nevada, mail-in ballots that are dated by election day can arrive and be counted by as late as Saturday. Clark County, Nevada’s most populous county, says the deadline to verify the mail-in ballots is Tuesday, Nov. 15, and the latest day final results could be announced is Nov. 17.
With 10% of the vote to still be counted the Masto camp is saying that she has enough votes in the Democratic stronghold of Las Vegas to overcome Laxalt’s slight lead. Meanwhile, Laxalt has said that he has enough votes remaining in rural counties and the Reno area to hold onto his advantage.
The Georgia Senate race between Herschel Walker and Sen. Raphael Warnock is headed to a runoff and will not be decided until their December 6th election day.