Seventeen days since voters went to the polls to cast their ballots in the midterm elections, two U.S. House races remain undeclared.
Republican John Duarte leads by fewer than 600 votes in California’s 13th district against Democrat Adam Gray with 99% of the votes in, according to the Associated Press. In Colorado, incumbent Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert declared victory after her Democratic opponent Adam Frisch conceded last week, but only 550 votes sit between them, triggering a recount and more delayed results.
Both races that are holding up the final results of a tumultuous midterm election season sit in blue states with lax rules on mail-in ballots, marking a stark contrast between the laws that allow for quick results from some Republican-led states.
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