House of Representatives still in GOP control, with Senate likely to follow

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During a rough election night for Democrats across the country, the Republican Party maintained control of the House of Representatives, winning at least 218 seats.

The GOP's present-day House majority stands at 247 seats.

With GOP nominee Donald Trump riding into the later part of election night with an unexpectedly strong showing in the polls, the results may leave a future Trump administration with significant leverage in the House.

Five Senate races remain unresolved; the GOP has lost one seat for a total of 48 and Democrats gained one for a total of 47, although the New York Times projects Republicans will ultimately win control of the chamber.

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