2020 United States Senate election in Illinois

An election happened on November 3, 2020 to elect a Senator from the U.S. state of Illinois. The main two people in the election were Dick Durbin (Democratic Party) and Mark Curran (Republican Party). Durbin won the election and stayed as Senator.[1][2]

2020 United States Senate election in Illinois

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Turnout71.36%
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Nominee Dick Durbin Mark Curran
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 3,278,930 2,319,870
Percentage 54.93% 38.87%

2020 United States Senate election in Illinois results map by county.svg
County results
Durbin:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Curran:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80-90%

U.S. Senator before election

Dick Durbin
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Dick Durbin
Democratic

Primary elections happened on March 17, 2020. There was only one person in the Democratic Party primary, Dick Durbin, so he won. There were many people in the Republican Party primary, and Mark Curran won. The Libertarian Party chose Danny Malouf for the election. The Green Party chose David F. Black. Willie Wilson was also in the election from his party, the Willie Wilson Party.

Democratic Party primaryEdit

Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dick Durbin (incumbent) 1,446,118 100.00%
Total votes 1,446,118 100.00%

Republican Party primaryEdit

 
Results by county
Curran
  •   Curran—60–70%
  •   Curran—50–60%
  •   Curran—40–50%
  •   Curran—30–40%
  •   Curran—<30%
Hubbard
  •   Hubbard—40–50%
  •   Hubbard—30–40%
  •   Hubbard—<30
Tarter
  •   Tarter—30–40%
  •   Tarter—<30
Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Curran 205,747 41.55%
Republican Peggy Hubbard 113,189 22.86%
Republican Robert Marshall 75,561 15.26%
Republican Tom Tarter 73,009 14.74%
Republican Casey Chlebek 27,655 5.58%
Republican Richard Mayers (write-in) 7 0.00%
Total votes 495,168 100.00%

ResultsEdit

United States Senate election in Illinois, 2020[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Dick Durbin (incumbent) 3,278,930 54.93% +1.38%
Republican Mark Curran 2,319,870 38.87% -3.82%
Willie Wilson Party Willie Wilson 237,699 3.98% N/A
Libertarian Danny Malouf 75,673 1.27% -2.49%
Green David Black 55,711 0.95% N/A
Write-in 18 0.00% N/A
Total votes 5,968,901 100.0%
Democratic hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. Greenwood, Max (3 January 2019). "Dick Durbin: I'm running for reelection in 2020". The Hill. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  2. "Report: Former Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran to run for U.S. Senate". Daily Herald. August 7, 2019. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Election Results 2020 GENERAL PRIMARY". Illinois State Board of Elections. Retrieved April 17, 2020.[permanent dead link]
  4. "Election Results 2020 GENERAL ELECTION". Illinois State Board of Elections. 2020-12-04. Retrieved 2020-12-04.[permanent dead link]