The maps below show 2018 election results in competitive U.S. House districts, as well as how parts of the districts voted in the 2016 presidential election. Among 22 competitive districts with precinct-level results available Wednesday afternoon, several flipped from Republicans to Democrats, while the GOP held onto or flipped some others. In six races a winner had not been declared.

Precincts cover small areas and can show voting trends more precisely. The circles on the maps are sized based on the margin of victory for the Democrat or Republican in each precinct. When available, they can provide more insight into what caused a district to flip — or not.

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Dem. flips

Fla. 26th

Fla. 27th

Minn. 2nd

Minn. 3rd

N.Y. 11th

Tex. 32nd

Va. 2nd

Va. 7th

Va. 10th


N.C. 2nd (R)

N.C. 13th (R)

Ohio 1st (R)

Pa. 1st (R)

Va. 5th (R)

GOP flips

Minn. 1st

Minn. 8th

Other districts that were too close to call:
Calif. 45th   Calif. 48th   Ga. 6th   Ga. 7th   N.C. 9th   N.M. 2nd  

Calif. 45th District

Modest GOP lead over law professor in Orange County

Democrat Katie Porter, a law professor endorsed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), may have fallen short of the votes needed to deny Rep. Mimi Walters a third term representing this Clinton-won Orange County district. She was down 52% to 48% as of Wednesday afternoon.

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Calif. 48th District

Russia-friendly Republican appears headed for defeat

Democrat Harley Rouda won a spot on the general election ballot here by 125 votes. The executive, a former Republican, had a lead over longtime Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R), who has urged friendlier U.S. relations with Russia. Fewer than 3,000 votes separated them Wednesday afternoon.

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Dem. flip

Fla. 26th District

Moderate Republican who backed Obamacare repeal falters

Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell edged Rep. Carlos Curbelo, a moderate Republican who has represented this South Florida district since 2015. Mucarsel-Powell, a former medical associate dean, turned Curbelo's vote to repeal the Affordable Care Act into a major campaign issue. Curbelo led an unsucessful effort to force an immigration-overhaul vote and had worked to distance himself from President Trump. In 2016, Hillary Clinton won this district by 16 points, and Curbelo won by 12.

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Dem. flip

Fla. 27th District

Democrats pick up open Miami seat after GOP retirement

Democrat Donna Shalala, a Cabinet secretary under President Bill Clinton, pulled this district that Hillary Clinton won by 20 percentage points into the Democratic column following the retirement of popular congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R). Republican Maria Elvira Salazar, a Cuban American former TV journalist, kept the race within six points by increasing Republican margins in the western part of the district relative to Donald Trump.

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Ga. 6th District

Too close to call in the Atlanta suburbs

Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Lucy McBath, who became a gun-safety activist after her son was shot and killed, were locked in a virtual tie, with McBath up by about 3,000 votes early Wednesday morning. Handel won what was the most expensive House race ever in a special election in 2017. Trump narrowly won this district in 2016, which is why the maps look very similar.

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Ga. 7th District

900-vote lead for Republican incumbent near Atlanta

Republican incumbent Rob Woodall appeared to have a slight edge for reelection in Atlanta's suburbs over Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux. The area’s demographics are changing rapidly, and this is Woodall's first serious challenge since winning the seat in 2010. Trump won here by six points.

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GOP flip

Minn. 1st District

Republican captures southern Minnesota open seat

This district President Trump won by 15 points materialized as a prime Republican pickup opportunity when Rep. Tim Walz (D) ran for governor. Walz won statewide, but Iraq War veteran Dan Feehan (D) fell just short of Republican candidate Jim Hagedorn. Hagedorn nearly bested Walz in their 2016 House race.

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Dem. flip

Minn. 2nd District

Democrats flip the script in 2016 rematch

Democratic health-care executive Angie Craig defeated Rep. Jason Lewis (R) in a rematch of their close 2016 race to represent this district that stretches from the Minneapolis suburbs into a rural area. Trump narrowly won here in 2016. Lewis faced fresh controversy over past comments as a conservative talk-radio host, this time for mocking women who said they were traumatized by unwanted sexual advances.

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Dem. flip

Minn. 3rd District

Moderate Republican wiped out in Minneapolis suburbs

Entrepreneur Dean Phillips, a Democrat, won his challenge against Rep. Erik Paulsen (R) in this suburban district that went for Clinton by almost 10 points in 2016. Paulsen, who won by almost 14 points in 2016, tried to separate himself from Trump but had trouble with his votes on Republican health-care and tax legislation.

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GOP flip

Minn. 8th District

GOP picks up Trump district after Democrat's retirement

Republican Pete Stauber, a county commissioner and former professional hockey player, posted a 5.5 point win over former state representative Joe Radinovich (D). The Democratic representative here in this union-heavy Duluth-area district is retiring, which provided Republicans a pickup opportunity.

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GOP hold

N.C. 2nd District

Republican survives in Raleigh suburbs

Rep. George Holding (R) warned supporters in August that he was trailing Democrat Linda Coleman, a former Wake County commissioner and candidate for lieutenant governor. Holding won his 2018 race by only five points, down from 13 in 2016. That's about how much Trump won by as well.

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N.C. 9th District

Republican has fewer than 2,000 votes over challenger

Former pastor Mark Harris beat Rep. Robert Pittenger in the GOP primary and was fewer than 2,000 votes ahead of Democrat Dan McCready as of early Wednesday. This Trump +12 district stretches from Charlotte, where Harris’s margins shrunk compared with Trump's, to eastern North Carolina. Harris ran a socially conservative campaign, while McCready is positioning himself as a moderate who wouldn't vote for Nancy Pelosi for House speaker.

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GOP hold

N.C. 13th District

First-term Freedom Caucus member withstands challenge

Rep. Ted Budd (R) won a second term against Democrat Kathy Manning, a philanthropist who says she wouldn't support Nancy Pelosi for speaker and was inspired to run by GOP health-care legislation. The Trump +9 district stretches from Democratic Greensboro, where Democratic margins increased, to rural Republican areas.

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N.M. 2nd District

Republican holds slight lead in vast Trump district

Conservative state Rep. Yvette Herrell (R) led by about 2,000 votes over Democrat Xochitl Torres Small, a lawyer, as of Wednesday afternoon. The southern border district went for Trump by 10 points. It's currently represented by Stevan Pearce (R), who lost a bid for governor.

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Dem. flip

N.Y. 11th District

Army vet beats Trump-backed incumbent in Staten Island

Trump, who won here by 10 points, tweeted his support for Rep. Daniel Donovan when he faced a primary challenge. Donovan won the primary handily but lost the general election 53 percent to 47 percent to Max Rose (D), a health-care executive and military veteran. The district encompasses traditionally Republican parts of Staten Island and Brooklyn. Donovan was the only Republican in New York City's congressional delegation.

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GOP hold

Ohio 1st District

Longtime Republican lawmaker survives challenge

Rep. Steve Chabot (R), who has represented this district since 1995 except for one term when he lost his seat, bested Democrat Aftab Pureval, the Hamilton County clerk of courts and a former Justice Department lawyer. In 2016, Trump won this district by about 7 points and Chabot won by 18.

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GOP hold

Pa. 1st District

Trump-critical Republican hangs on near Philadelphia

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R) successfully defended this slightly redrawn suburban district that overlaps with the old 8th Congressional District, which he represents. This district is more Democrat-leaning than the previous one, and he was challenged by Democratic philanthropist Scott Wallace.

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Dem. flip

Tex. 32nd District

Former NFL player ousts Republican incumbent near Dallas

Lawyer and former NFL player Colin Allred, a Democrat, successfully challenged Rep. Pete Sessions (R) in this Dallas-area suburban district that went for Hillary Clinton by two points in 2016. Sessions led Republican efforts to take back the House in 2010, a successful year for the GOP. He lost 52 percent to 46 percent in 2018 amid a successful House Democratic campaign to flip the chamber.

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Dem. flip

Va. 2nd District

In clash of Navy veterans, Democratic challenger notches narrow win

Elaine Luria, a former Navy commander, posted a 51 percent to 49 percent win over Rep. Scott W. Taylor, a former Navy SEAL and combat veteran, in this heavily military district encompassing the Eastern Shore and Virginia Beach. Taylor’s campaign was tainted when his staff members were accused of forging voters’ signatures to help add an independent candidate to the ballot. In 2016, Trump won this district by 3.4 points, and Taylor won by 22.9. Luria was able to increase margins near Norfolk and Newport News.

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GOP hold

Va. 5th District

Distillery owner defends open seat for GOP

Republican Denver Riggleman, an Air Force veteran and distillery owner, bested ex-journalist Leslie Cockburn (D) by about 6.5 points. The conservative Trump +11 seat was vacated by Rep. Thomas Garrett (R), who announced that he is an alcoholic and would not seek reelection.

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Dem. flip

Va. 7th District

Ex-CIA operative spoils far-right congressman who once played spoiler

Former CIA operative Abigail Spanberger (D) narrowly beat Rep. Dave Brat (R), 50 percent to 49 percent. This Richmond-area district has been held by Republicans for decades. In 2014, Brat found himself on the other side of a big upset: He won a Republican primary over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in this district that includes Richmond suburbs and more-conservative areas to the west.

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Dem. flip

Va. 10th District

Democrats turn area outside D.C. blue

State Sen. Jennifer Wexton (D) unseated two-term congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R) in this suburban Virginia seat. Comstock tried to separate herself from President Trump and his policies at key moments. The area, once reliably red, has become more competitive in recent years, with the areas closer to the District providing the boost for Wexton. In 2016, Clinton won this district by 10 points, and Comstock won by six.

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Aaron Steckelberg and Brittany Renee Mayes contributed to this report.

About this story

Precinct results from state and local election officials, gathered by Decision Desk HQ and The Washington Post.

Originally published Nov. 7, 2018.


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