Eight agonizing days and nights after the 2022 midterm elections were held, the New York Times finally called the race for the House of Representatives for the Republicans. Although the balance of power equation in the Senate is now sealed, the Alaskan Senate contest is yet to be decided. Incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) is expected to eke out a win against GOP challenger Kelly Tshibaka under the state's new ranked-choice voting system.
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