As we continue to digest the election results, here are the latest vote totals in races that have yet to be officially called. The most recent call from the Associated Press is in Illinois, where Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.) won a full term as governor.
In the Senate, Democratic Sen. Patty Murray appears to be in good shape in Washington state, as does Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R) in Alaska, though there are still a significant number of ballots to be counted in both races.
On the House side, there are 10 races still yet to be called by the Associated Press. Democratic incumbents lead in six and trail in four. Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.) is challenging the results in an eleventh race, despite the AP call for his Republican opponent, Renee Ellmers.
And in gubernatorial races, Democrats are looking in good shape Connecticut despite some confusion over the vote count, and hold a narrow lead in Minnesota.
Washington: Democratic Sen. Patty Murray is leading Republican Dino Rossi by 27,426 votes (50.8 percent to 49.2 percent) with about 71 percent of the vote counted. She looks in strong shape to win another term, since much of the remaining ballots are in King County, the state's Democratic stronghold where she is leading by sizable margin.
Alaska: "Write in" ballots currently lead Republican Joe Miller by 13,439 votes (41 percent write-in, 34.3 percent for Miller). Democrat Scott McAdams is lagging well behind in third place, with 23.6 percent of the vote. Still to be counted are 26,306 absentee ballots and 10,645 questioned ballots.
Alaska will begin reviewing the write-in ballots next week, ahead of schedule, to determine how many of them were cast legally for Murkowski. If they were, she looks in strong shape to become the first senator to win a write-in campaign since Strom Thurmond in 1954.
Connecticut: Democrat Dan Malloy leads Republican Tom Foley by 6,240 votes in the latest AP tally, but both sides are claiming that they are ahead. Foley said Thursday that his own internal tabulations put him ahead, while Connecticut Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz has yet to release an official tally.
The AP called the race on Wednesday for Malloy, then uncalled it. At issue appears to be a reporting snafu in New Haven, where the AP originally reported a far fewer votes in New Haven than were actually cast. Ten precincts in Bridgeport are still not reported. If Foley does close the gap to within 2,000 votes, which looks unlikely at this point, Connecticut would automatically conduct a recount.
Minnesota: Democrat Mark Dayton is leading Republican Tom Emmer by 8,775 votes. County canvassing boards now review the results and report to the state canvassing board by Nov. 23. If the election results end up within half a percent, it would trigger an automatic recount. The difference is currently exactly half a percent.
Rep. Raul Grijalva
(D) leads Republican Ruth McClung
by 4,083 votes. The Arizona Secretary of State's office says that there are 34,500 early ballots and 13,000 provisional ballots in Pima County that must be verified, processed and counted. That's the most pro-Grijalva county in the state, so he's expected to win a fifth term.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
(D) leads Republican Jesse Kelly
by 2,349 votes. Giffords is also still waiting for outstanding ballots from Pima County to be counted; so far, she's won 50 percent of the countywide vote to Kelly's 46 percent.
Rep. Jerry McNerney
(D) leads Republican David Harmer
by 121 votes in the tightest race in the country - and tens of thousands of mail-in and provisional ballots likely remain to be counted. Election officials won't begin counting them until tomorrow, at the earliest.
Rep. Ben Chandler
(D) leads Republican Andy Barr
by 644 votes, with all votes counted, according to the Kentucky Board of Elections. Barr has requested a recanvassing of all ballots cast in the district. Chandler declared victory on Election Night, but it's clear this race is still too close to call.
Rep. Gerry Connolly
(D) leads Republican Keith Fimian
by 930 votes, according to the Virginia Board of Elections. Fimian's campaign said it's waiting for a routine recanvassing of the votes before deciding how to proceed.
Rep. Rick Larsen
leads Republican John Koster
by 507 votes. But that lead could be tenuous, with many remaining votes left to be counted in Snohomish County, Koster's home base.
Rep. Jim Costa
(D) trails Republican Adam Vidak
1,823 votes. But about 150,000 mail-in, absentee and provisional ballots have yet to be counted, and the majority of them are coming from Fresno and Kern Counties, a good sign for Costa.
Rep. Melissa Bean
(D) trails Republican Joe Walsh
by 553 votes. There are 2,663 remaining absentee ballots that were requested (and not yet returned), with 1,039 of them from Bean's strongest county, Cook County.
New York 25:
Rep. Dan Maffei
(D) trails Republican Ann Marie Buerkle
by 659 votes. About 11,000 absentee ballots were distributed in the counties spanning the districts, with the majority of them concentrated in Onondoga County, where Maffei won by six points.
Rep. Solomon Ortiz
(D) trails Republican Blake Farenthold
by 799 votes.
In a statement late Wednesday, Ortiz said he was considering challenging the results, noting in a statement that "a polling site that opened almost one hour late on Election Day and an early voting site that lost electrical power, therefore, depriving many from casting their vote."
Also in North Carolina's 2nd District, Rep. Bob Etheridge
(D-N.C.) said he is challenging his apparent loss to Republican Renee Elmers
, though the AP has called the race for Ellmers. Etheridge trails the Republican challenger by 1,646