2020 United States Senate election in Nebraska

An election happened on November 3, 2020 to elect a Senator from the U.S. state of Nebraska. The main two people in the election were Ben Sasse (Republican Party), Chris Janicek (Democratic Party). Sasse won the election and went back to the Senate for a second term.

2020 United States Senate election in Nebraska

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Nominee Ben Sasse Chris Janicek
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 583,507 227,191
Percentage 62.7% 24.4%

 
Nominee Preston Love Jr.
(write-in)
Gene Siadek
Party Democratic Libertarian
Popular vote 58,411 55,115
Percentage 6.3% 5.9%

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County results
Sasse:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%

U.S. Senator before election

Ben Sasse
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Ben Sasse
Republican

This election was strange because Democratic nominee Chris Janicek, lost the support of his party after a number of scandals, write-in candidate Preston Love Jr., got the support of the state Democratic Party instead but Janicek was still on the ballot. Primary elections happened on March 12, 2020. There were two people in the Republican Party primary election. Ben Sasse won the primary election against Matt Innis. There was seven people in the Democratic Party primary election. Chris Janicek won the primary election. Gene Siadek was the only person in the Libertarian Party primary election. They won the Libertarian Party primary election.

Republican Party primaryEdit

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ben Sasse (incumbent) 215,207 75.21%
Republican Matt Innis 70,921 24.79%
Total votes 284,212 100.00%

Democratic Party primaryEdit

Democratic primary results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chris Janicek 46,247 30.69%
Democratic Angie Philips 35,929 23.84%
Democratic Alisha Shelton 34,284 22.75%
Democratic Andy Stock 17,156 11.38%
Democratic Larry Marvin 6,868 4.56%
Democratic Daniel Wik 5,765 3.83%
Democratic Dennis Macek 4,453 2.95%
Total votes 150,702 100.00%

Libertarian Party primaryEdit

Libertarian primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Gene Siadek 2,517 100.00%
Total votes 2,517 100.00%

Write-in candidatesEdit

Democratic PartyEdit

ResultsEdit

United States Senate election in Nebraska, 2020[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Ben Sasse (incumbent) 583,507 62.74% -1.60%
Democratic Chris Janicek 227,191 24.43% -7.05%
Democratic Preston Love Jr. (write-in) 58,411 6.28% N/A
Libertarian Gene Siadek 55,115 5.93% N/A
Write-in 5,788 0.62% +0.54%
Total votes 930,012 100.0%
Republican hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Primary Election Official Results" (PDF). Nebraska Secretary of State. Retrieved June 8, 2020.
  2. Dvorak, Gina (September 10, 2020). "Nebraska Democrats announce Preston Love Jr. as write-in candidate for Senate". 6News. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  3. "General Election Official Results" (PDF). Nebraska Secretary of State. Retrieved December 4, 2020.