Democrats make gains in the House, Republicans maintain control
Before the 2012 election, Republicans had 242 seats and Democrats had 193 seats.
After the 2012 election, Republicans have won 233 seats and Democrats have won 195 seats. Another 7 seats are still being counted and the Democrats have narrow leads in all 7 undetermined House races. 218 seats are necessary to earn the majority in the House and Democrats are in good shape to win at least 200 seats.
Recounts and lawsuits are being filed and it may not be December until all House seats are officially declared.