Flipping more GOP seats, Democrats keep adding to House majority

With new victories in GOP House seats in the last 24 hours in New Mexico, Washington, and Georgia, and the possibility of others in New Jersey and California, House Democrats are slowly adding extra seats to their thin majority in the next Congress, as vote counting continues to play out in a number of states in the wake of Tuesday's mid-term elections.

The latest seat to flip from Republican to Democrat came on Thursday in the suburbs to the east of Seattle and Tacoma in Washington State, as Democrat Kim Schrier won an open seat long held by Republicans, which was vacated by the retiring Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA).

A few hours earlier in the suburbs of Atlanta, Rep. Karen Handel (R-GA) - who only won the seat in an expensive special election in 2017 - conceded defeat to Democrat Lucy McBath, giving Democrats another new seat in the U.S. House.

"After carefully reviewing all of the election results, it is clear that I came up a bit short on Tuesday," Handel said in a statement.

Those races left the makeup of new House set to take office in January at 225 Democrats and 197 Republicans, leaving 13 races still undecided - Democrats lead in 5 of the remaining races, GOP candidates in the other eight.

Democrats are also still hoping for a late miracle next door to Handel in Georgia's 7th Congressional District, where the lead of Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA) has shrunk to 890 votes.

Here's the 13 U.S. House races where the winner is not yet official - all of them are seats currently held by Republicans:

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