According to NBC News, Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., will keep his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives after defeating Democratic challenger Kathleen Williams.

Williams got off to a quick start, Tuesday, while the votes were being counted, but support for Gianforte proved to be too much as he is being declared the winner by NBC News' election desk.

As of Wednesday morning, Gianforte had acquired over 219,000 votes, while Williams had just under 183,000.

Gianforte originally gained the House seat by defeating Rob Quist in a special election in 2017.