Control Of Senate Might Still Be A Mystery On Nov. 9

  • Don’t expect to know which party controls the Senate the day after Election Day.
  • Election laws in three states – Georgia, Washington and Pennsylvania – all but guarantee they are unlikely to declare winners in Senate races on election night.
  • Washington and Pennsylvania are likely to have a significant number of mail-in ballots to count after polls close, while Georgia requires winning candidates to have at least 50 percent of the vote.