California saw a large number of House seats take longer than Election Night to count the votes. So far this is what we know, Democrats are in the lead in four races and Republicans are ahead in two races.
News broke this morning that Democrats had won the 31st CD of California as well as the 6th district of Maryland.
Politico has a nice run down of the remaining races in California:
Republicans lead in two of those contests:
In the Sacramento-based 7th District, former Rep. Doug Ose leads Democratic Rep. Ami Bera by 2,183 votes, with many ballots still outstanding. That lead diminished Thursday, when he had a 3,011-vote lead. Around 40,000 votes remain to be counted.
Little-known Republican Johnny Tacherra leads Democratic Rep. Jim Costa by 736 votes in the 16th District — a race not on the radar of any party operatives. It’s unclear whether there are enough outstanding votes for Costa to overcome that margin.
Democrats lead in the other four contests:
In the San Diego-based 52nd District, Democratic Rep. Scott Peters retook the lead from Republican Carl DeMaio after mail-in ballots came in Thursday. Peters now leads by 861 votes. That is a big swing from after Election Day, when DeMaio led Peters by a 752-vote margin. More votes are expected to come in Monday.
In the 9th District, Democratic Rep. Jerry McNerney leads Republican Tony Amador by a 2,360-vote margin in another unexpectedly close race.
Democratic Rep. Michael M. Honda leads Democratic attorney Ro Khanna in the Silicon Valley-based 17th District by more than 4,000 votes — a widening lead giving Khanna a slim path to victory. Honda is slated to make an announcement about the race at 1 p.m. EST.
In the Ventura County-based 26th District, Democratic Rep. Julia Brownley leads Republican state Assemblyman Jeff Gorell by 530 votes, with a number of votes left to be counted.