There's no law that requires it, either. This is one of the Senate races Democrats were counting on to retake the Senate, but those hopes pretty much went up in smoke with this concession. It was upended in its final … Democratic-backed independent candidate Al Gross raked in campaign donations and polled competitively with incumbent Republican Sen. Dan Sullivan. Their path to the majority now hinges on winning two runoff … Georgia’s Senate Race Will Have A Runoff Election — Here’s What That Means. Democrats' chances of taking back the US Senate, in Republican hands since 2015, now look slim. Democrats targeted Tillis for defeat in effort to wrest majority control of the Senate away from the Republicans. Trailing by 96,707 votes in unofficial returns out of nearly 5.42 million ballots, Democrat Cal Cunningham on Wednesday afternoon has not conceded the election for U.S. Senate against incumbent Republican Sen. Thom Tillis. Democrat Cal Cunningham conceded in the North Carolina Senate race on Tuesday, saying in a statement that he had called Republican incumbent Senator Thom Tillis to … The race in North Carolina … North Carolina is one of the battleground states that could flip control of the Senate, and this race is now officially the most expensive Congressional race in U.S. history. Tillis was holding a small lead over Cunningham, currently on the right side of a 48.7-47.0 race count. Biden is poised to win but it isn't over. President Donald Trump led Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden by roughly 77,000 votes in North Carolina after about 94% of the vote was counted. Support local journalism. Georgia in flux:Two Senate races head to runoff; presidential race will have a recount There were 35 Senate seats in the election but only about 14 were truly in play. RELATED: Georgia Senate race goes to runoff. “The State Board of Elections is continuing to count ballots, and we plan to allow that process to be carried out, so every voter can have their voice heard,” said Cunningham Campaign Manager Devan Barber. Local election officials will review each voter’s situation to decide whether his or her provisional ballot will be counted. However, the results so far also show that people who voted by mail strongly favored Cunningham, 65% to 30%. The 117,000 figure may decline if some of the voters who requested those ballot chose to vote in person on Tuesday instead of by mail. Democrats flipped two Senate seats – in Arizona and Colorado – but lost one seat in Alabama. Incumbent Republican U.S. Alaska's Senate race was a long shot for Democrats, but it became a potential pickup opportunity as the campaign cycle progressed. Brad Miller (D) seeking re-election after holding the seat for years. North Carolina's Senate race was the most expensive in U.S. history, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Going into Election Day, Democrats had to win four seats to gain a majority or three if they won the White House. No presidential candidate in modern history has refused to concede. General election candidates 1. She faced Republican Thom Tillis, the Speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, and Libertarian Sean Haugh, his party's nominee for the U.S. Senate in 2002, in the general election. Senior North Carolina reporter Paul Woolverton can be reached at [email protected] and 910-261-4710. “Tillis’ victory proved pollsters, pundits and the media wrong, as North Carolinians once again chose a problem solver who keeps his promises and delivers results,” the statement says. Jeremy Thomas(Independence Party) 5. 2022 elections. The Associated Press has yet to call these races. Tillis, for his part, has claimed victory for a second term, but his opponent, Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham, hasn’t conceded. Eric Mansfield 2. Thom Tillis (Incumbent)✔ 2. © 2020 USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, LLC. Currently, North Carolina sits at 98 percent of the votes having been counted.