On the eve of Thanksgiving, the Senate race in Alaska was called.  This race pitted Senator Lisa Murkowski against fellow Republican Tshibaka, who was backed by former President Trump, and Democrat Pat Chesbro due to the state’s ranked choice voting system.  After the November 8 elections, more than three weeks later, the Associated Press has projected that Senator Lisa Murkowski has won re-election to her Senate seat. The GOP currently has 49 Senators with one race undecided.  The Georgia runoff race is scheduled for December 6.  It is rare that the party out of power doesn’t pick up seats in the senate. Since 1934, on average, the party of the sitting President loses four senate seats and 28 house seats. Murkowski winning re-election swings the pendulum in favor of the GOP.

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