Posted BY: Bill | NwoReport
Republicans picked up another win on Tuesday, giving the party a wider majority in the House. Reports noted that Rep. David Valadao is officially the winner in California’s 22nd Congressional District, making him one of just a handful of GOP lawmakers in the Golden State’s Democrat-heavy delegation.
He defeated Democrat Rudy Salas by 3,358 votes (51,777-48,419), winning by a 3.6-point margin (51.68%-48.32%), Newsmax reported. His victory gives Republicans 220 seats to 211 for Democrats, a nine-seat advantage, which is still considered a narrow margin but enough to move some legislation. Also, any majority hands control of the chamber over to the GOP.
Still, there are four races outstanding, all of them too close to call at the moment, the outlet reported. Valadao’s race “took almost two weeks to be decided due to California’s mass mail-in balloting and legalized ballot harvesting laws,” the outlet reported.
Republicans lead in two of the remaining razor-thin races, including Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, whose race is now headed for a state-mandated recount though her Democratic opponent has conceded. In addition, Republican John Duarte has a small lead in California’s newly redrawn 15th Congressional District.