A week after election day, the ballots are still counted in many states.
It is not unusual. But due to the number of people who voted by mail, the process is not as advanced as it would normally be at this point, and that means the results of several races remain unclear.
Here is an overview of the results we expected from Monday evening. (This article does not include the races that go to the second round: the Fifth Congressional District of Louisiana on December 5 and the two Georgia Senate contests on January 5.) This article will be updated as and when the races are called, and you can find the full results here for the House and here for the Senate.
What is not called: Presidential race, Senate race, one seat in the House (in general)
Alaska only started counting mail-in ballots this week, making it impossible to call its Senate race and general House race. His three electoral votes are also not called, although the national result is clear: Joseph R. Biden Jr. is the president-elect.
The Republican incumbents lead in both congressional contests in Alaska with 61% of the estimated vote counted: Sen. Dan Sullivan on Al Gross and Rep. Don Young on Alyse Galvin. Many Democrats voted by mail, and while the results are unlikely to be reversed, it is mathematically possible.
It’s unclear how long it will take to count everything, but the state’s target date to officially certify the results is November 25.
What is not called: Presidential race, one seat in the House (first district)
Representative Tom O’Halleran, a Democrat, is ahead of his Republican challenger, Tiffany Shedd, by around 12,000 votes, but there are still ballots and provisional ballots remaining. The countdown is underway and the race could be started in the coming days.
The same is true for the presidential race. Mr Biden leads President Trump to Arizona with just over 15,000 votes with 98% of the estimated votes counted, although the race is over nationally and Arizona’s 11 electoral votes will not change the outcome.
What is not called: Eight house races (fourth, eighth, 21st, 25th, 34th, 39th, 42nd and 48th districts)
California is notorious for slowly counting mail-in ballots. Some of these races will likely be called in the next few days, but the closest ones could drag on for weeks; in 2018, the last home race in California was not called until early December.
District 4: Rep. Tom McClintock, a Republican, leads Brynne Kennedy by just under 10 percentage points with 96% of the estimated ballots counted. The result is pretty clear – even Mrs. Kennedy conceded Friday – but the Associated Press didn’t call it.
District 8: Jay Obernolte, a Republican, is ahead of Christine Bubser, a Democrat, by 11 points. Only 85% of the estimated ballots were counted.
District 21: Representative TJ Cox, a Democrat, follows David Valadao, the former Republican representative he narrowly defeated in 2018, by around 4,500 votes with 83% of the estimated ballots counted.
District 25: It’s an extremely close race between Rep. Mike Garcia, a Republican, and Christy Smith, a Democrat. Mr. Garcia is ahead of just over 1,000 votes with 98 percent of the estimated ballots counted.
District 34: This Los Angeles-based neighborhood is solidly democratic; the question is which Democrat will win it. Representative Jimmy Gomez has about 12,000 votes ahead of David Kim with 98% of the estimated votes counted.
District 39: Young Kim, a Republican who lost in 2018, leads Representative Gil Cisneros, a Democrat, with nearly 3,500 votes in a rematch with over 98% of the estimated ballots counted.
District 42: Rep. Ken Calvert, a Republican, leads his Democratic opponent, Liam O’Mara, by more than 11 percentage points, but the race was not called because only 68% of the estimated votes were counted.
District 48: Rep. Harley Rouda, a first-year Democrat, trails Republican opponent Michelle Steel by just under 7,000 votes with more than 98% of the estimated votes counted.
What is not called: Presidential race
Mr Biden is ahead in Georgia by about 11,000 votes with more than 98% of the estimated votes counted. State officials said they expected the results to be close enough for a recount. Nationally, however, Mr Biden already has more than 270 electoral votes, and the result in Georgia will not affect the race.
What is not called: Race to a house (14th arrondissement)
After lagging in the early results, Rep. Lauren Underwood, a first-term Democrat, narrowly edged her Republican challenger Jim Oberweis in Illinois’ 14th congressional district with more than 98 percent of the ballots counted. The race will probably be called in the next few days.
What is not called: Race to a house (second district)
Iowa’s Second Congressional District is home to one of the nation’s closest House races. Only 150 votes separate Rita Hart, a Democrat, from Mariannette Miller-Meeks, a Republican, with 89% of the estimated votes counted.
What is not called: Eight house races (first, second, third, 11th, 18th, 19th, 22nd and 24th districts)
New York was even late in counting mail-in ballots. As a result, even a few races that might not be close go unchecked simply because there are so many undeclared votes.
District 1: Rep. Lee Zeldin, a Republican, is very likely to beat his Democratic challenger, Nancy Goroff, whom he leads by more than 20 points. But the race was not started as only 77% of the estimated ballots were counted.
District 2: Republican candidate Andrew Garbarino is more than 16 points ahead of Jackie Gordon, a Democrat, but only 78% of the estimated votes have been counted.
District 3: Representative Thomas Suozzi, a Democrat, is expected to be re-elected once the remaining 28% of the estimated votes are counted, but for now he is narrowly behind his Republican challenger, George Santos.
District 11: Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican, is double-digit ahead of Representative Max Rose, a first-term Democrat, with 85% of the estimated votes.
District 18: With 78% of the estimated votes reported, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, a Democrat, leads his Republican challenger, Chele Farley, by just under three points.
District 19: Representative Antonio Delgado, Democrat in the first term, is just ahead of his Republican challenger, Kyle Van De Water, with 80% of the estimated ballots counted.
District 22: Former Rep. Claudia Tenney, a Republican who was overthrown by Anthony Brindisi in 2018, now leads him in a rematch with 80% of the estimated votes counted.
District 24: Rep. John Katko, a Republican, is very likely to win the re-election of his Democratic challenger, Dana Balter. Mr Katko is ahead by more than 20 points with 78 percent of the estimated votes reported.
What is not called: Presidential race, Senate race
Senator Thom Tillis, a Republican, is narrowly ahead of his Democratic challenger, Cal Cunningham, with 98% of the estimated votes counted. Final results are being delayed because North Carolina will accept mail-in ballots that arrive until Nov. 12 as long as they have been postmarked by election day.
Mr Trump is also narrowly ahead of Mr Biden in North Carolina’s race for 15 electoral votes, but they cannot change the outcome of the presidential election.
What is not called: Race to a house (24th arrondissement)
The 24th Congressional District is the last chance for Democrats to topple a district in Texas after losing all other races for a competitive Republican seat there. With 95% of the estimated votes counted, Beth Van Duyne, a Republican, is at the head of Candace Valenzuela, a Democrat who would be the first Afro-Latina in Congress if elected.
What is not called: Race to a house (fourth arrondissement)
Rep. Ben McAdams, a Democrat whose 2018 victory was one of the biggest upsets of the midterm election, narrowly leads his Republican challenger, Burgess Owens. Mr. McAdams is ahead by half a percentage point in Utah’s fourth congressional district with 97 percent of the estimated votes counted.
What is not called: Race to a house (eighth district)
First-term Democrat Representative Kim Schrier leads her Republican challenger Jesse Jensen by just over three percentage points with over 98 percent of the estimated votes counted in Washington’s eighth congressional district.