2020 United States Senate election in Rhode Island

An election happened on November 3, 2020, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the U.S. state of Rhode Island. The two people in the election were Jack Reed (Democratic Party) and Allen Waters (Republican Party). Waters was not liked by the Republican Party after people said he did domestic violence.[1] Reed won the election and stayed as Senator.[2]

2020 United States Senate election in Rhode Island

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Nominee Jack Reed Allen Waters
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 328,574 164,855
Percentage 66.6% 33.4%

2020 United States Senate election in Rhode Island results map by county.svg
County results
Reed:      60–70%

U.S. Senator before election

Jack Reed
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Jack Reed
Democratic

Primary elections happened on September 8, 2020. Both the Democratic and Republican Party primary elections had only one person in them.[3]

Democratic Party primaryEdit

Democratic primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jack Reed (incumbent) 65,859 100.0%
Total votes 65,859 100.0%

Republican Party primaryEdit

Republican primary results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Allen Waters 8,819 100.0%
Total votes 8,819 100.0%

ResultsEdit

United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 2020[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Jack Reed (incumbent) 328,574 66.48% -4.10%
Republican Allen Waters 164,855 33.35% +4.10%
Write-in 833 0.17% ±0.00%
Total votes 494,262 100.0%
Democratic hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. Gregg, Katherine. "R.I. GOP rescinds endorsement of U.S. Senate candidate Allen Waters". The Providence Journal. Retrieved 2020-12-02.
  2. Rakich, Nathaniel (2020-12-02). "There Wasn't That Much Split-Ticket Voting In 2020". FiveThirtyEight. Retrieved 2020-12-02.
  3. "United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 2020 (September 8 Democratic primary)". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 9 January 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "2020 Statewide Primary". State of Rhode Island - Board of Elections. Retrieved September 17, 2020.
  5. "2020 General Election - Statewide Summary". Rhode Island Board of Elections. Retrieved November 30, 2020.