2020 United States Senate election in Texas

Election for the 2020 United States Senate seat in Texas

An election happened on November 3, 2020, to elect a Senator from the U.S. state of Texas. The five people in the election were John Cornyn (Republican Party), MJ Hegar (Democratic Party), Kerry McKennon (Libertarian Party), David Collins (Green Party), and Ricardo Turullols-Bonilla (independent). John Cornyn won the election and was reelected to the Senate for the fourth time.

2020 United States Senate election in Texas

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Turnout65.73%[1] Increase
  John Cornyn (cropped).jpg MJHegar (cropped).jpg
Nominee John Cornyn MJ Hegar
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 5,962,983 4,868,764
Percentage 53.5% 43.9%

2020 United States Senate election in Texas results map by county.svg
County results
Cornyn:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      90–100%
Hegar:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. Senator before election

John Cornyn
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

John Cornyn
Republican

A primary election was held for the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. Five people were in the Republican primary election and twelve people were in the Democratic primary election. In the Democratic primary no one got more than 50% of votes, so a second round was held between the two highest candidates. John Cornyn won the Republican primary election and MJ Hegar won the Democratic primary election.

Republican Party primaryEdit

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Cornyn (incumbent) 1,470,669 76.04%
Republican Dwayne Stovall 231,104 11.95%
Republican Mark Yancey 124,864 6.46%
Republican John Anthony Castro 86,916 4.49%
Republican Virgil Bierschwale 20,494 1.06%
Total votes 1,934,047 100.0%

Democratic Party primaryEdit

Primary election resultsEdit

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic MJ Hegar 417,160 22.31%
Democratic Royce West 274,074 14.66%
Democratic Cristina Tzintzún Ramirez 246,659 13.19%
Democratic Annie "Mamá" Garcia 191,900 10.27%
Democratic Amanda Edwards 189,624 10.14%
Democratic Chris Bell 159,751 8.55%
Democratic Sema Hernandez 137,892 7.38%
Democratic Michael Cooper 92,463 4.95%
Democratic Victor Hugo Harris 59,710 3.19%
Democratic Adrian Ocegueda 41,566 2.22%
Democratic Jack Daniel Foster Jr. 31,718 1.70%
Democratic D. R. Hunter 26,902 1.44%
Total votes 1,869,419 100.0%

Runoff election resultsEdit

Democratic primary runoff results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic MJ Hegar 502,516 52.24%
Democratic Royce West 459,457 47.76%
Total votes 961,973 100.0%

ResultsEdit

2020 United States Senate election in Texas[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John Cornyn (incumbent) 5,962,983 53.51% -8.05%
Democratic MJ Hegar 4,888,764 43.87% +9.51%
Libertarian Kerry McKennon 209,722 1.88% -1.00%
Green David Collins 81,893 0.73% -0.45%
Independent Ricardo Turullols-Bonilla (write-in) 678 0.01% N/A
Total votes 11,144,040 100.0%
Republican hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Official Canvass Report - 2020 November 3rd General Election" (PDF). Texas Secretary of State. November 2020.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "TEXAS OFFICIAL ELECTION RESULTS". results.texas-election.com. Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  3. "Texas Election Results - US Senate Official Results". Texas Secretary of State. Retrieved November 26, 2020.