Update: Tonight the AP has called Gabby Giffords (D) the winner in AZ-08. -- Barb
The AP has finally called Rep. Grijalva the winner in his bid for reelection. Grijalva had declared victory on Wednesday, when it was clear he would win, but his opponent refused to concede. That leaves a handful more Dem incumbents waiting for final results, including Grijalva's fellow Arizonan, Rep. Gabby Giffords, who leads her Republican opponent by about 3,000 votes, with about 30,000 absentee and provisional ballots outstanding.
In Washington state, WA-02, Rep. Rick Larsen is up about more than 1,400 votes, as of last count, over John Kuster. The late vote in Washington has been breaking hard for Dems, and Larsen continues to benefit, having overcome a 1,500-vote deficit on election night. While Goldy has called it for Larsen, the traditional media hasn't yet, and the Koster campaign is trying to instill the possibility of voter fraud, with no evidence as of yet, because that's what Republicans do.
In California, Rep. Jerry McNerney in CA-11 has expanded a very slight lead of 441 votes (as of this writing) over David Harmer, with thousands of absentee ballots still to be counted. McNerney has solid leads in two counties, while his opponent has smaller leads in a third, and they're tied in the fourth. Also in California, Rep. Jim Costa, CA-20, is trailing by about 1,800 votes. California doesn't have automatic recounts but candidates can request recounts within five days of the election being certified, and have to pay for the recount.
In VA-11, Rep. Gerald Connolly has about an 930 vote lead, but the Republicans are of course hinting at potential fraud. "suggesting that 'there are several developments in the ... race that may call into question the accuracy of the current vote totals.'" They're still counting provisional ballots in the race. If the final tally ends up below 1 percent, either candidate can ask for a recount after the vote is certified on Nov. 22.
In KY-06, Ben Chandler won by more than 600 votes, according to the Kentucky Board of Elections, but his opponent has asked for a recanvass of the votes. So "election boards in each of the 16 counties in the district must convene at 9 a.m. Nov. 12 to double-check their vote tallies, then fax their results to the Secretary of State."
In IL-08, Rep. Melissa Bean trailed by 365 votes at the end of yesterday's count. Her opponent has declared victory, but she hasn't conceded. They're still receiving absentee ballots across the district, which will be counted on Nov. 16.
In TX-27, Rep. Solomon Ortiz is down by 792, though he picked up seven votes from a bag of previously uncounted ballots. He's considering a recount.
Finally, NY-25 freshman Rep. Dan Maffei is waiting on absentee and provisional ballots to find out his fate. He's behind 659 votes, but "Tuesday’s preliminary results do not include 11,645 absentee ballots, nearly 8,731 of which have been mailed back to their respective counties so far." Absentee ballots have to be received by Nov. 9 to be counted, and military ballots by Nov. 24.