2020 United States Senate election in New Mexico

election in New Mexico

An election happened on November 3, 2020, to elect a Senator from the U.S. state of New Mexico. The two people in the election were Ben Ray Luján (Democratic Party) and Mark Ronchetti (Republican Party). Ben Ray Luján won the election and became a senator for the first time.[1]

2020 United States Senate election in New Mexico

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Nominee Ben Ray Luján Mark Ronchetti
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 474,483 418,483
Percentage 51.7% 45.6 %

2020 United States Senate election in New Mexico results map by county.svg
County Results
Luján:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Ronchetti:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

U.S. Senator before election

Tom Udall
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Ben Ray Luján
Democratic

Three primary elections were held on June 2, 2020. There was one person in the Libertarian Party's primary but three people in the Republican and Democrat primaries.[2]

Democratic Party primaryEdit

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ben Ray Luján 225,082 100.00%
Total votes 225,082 100.00%

Republican Party primaryEdit

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mark Ronchetti 89,216 56.49%
Republican Elisa Martinez 41,240 26.11%
Republican Gavin Clarkson 27,471 17.39%
Total votes 157,927 100.00%

Libertarian Party primaryEdit

Libertarian primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Libertarian Bob Walsh 1,454 100.00%
Total votes 1,454 100.00%

ResultsEdit

United States Senate election in New Mexico, 2020[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Ben Ray Luján 474,483 51.73% -3.83%
Republican Mark Ronchetti 418,483 45.62% +1.18%
Libertarian Bob Walsh 24,271 2.65% N/A
Total votes 917,237 100.0% N/A
Democratic hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Senate Election Results". CNN. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Toulouse Oliver, Maggie. "New Mexico Election Results | OFFICIAL RESULTS Primary Election - June 2, 2020". electionresults.sos.state.nm.us. New Mexico Secretary of State. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  3. "Official Results - 2020 General November 3, 2020". New Mexico Secretary of State. Archived from the original on February 10, 2021. Retrieved November 24, 2020.