2020 United States Senate elections

elections to the United States Senate held on November 3, 2020

Elections happened on November 3, 2020 to elect 33 class 2 members to the United States Senate. The winners were elected into a six-year term from January 3, 2021, to January 3, 2027.[1][2][3] Two special senate elections were also held on the same day: one in Arizona after John McCain died and one in Georgia after Johnny Isakson resigned. In Arizona, a Democrat won where there was a Republican before. In Georgia, two Democratic senators won against the Republican senators, changing the state to Democrat and changing the power of the senate from Republican to Democrat.[4][5][6]

2020 United States Senate elections

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January 5, 2021 (Georgia runoffs)
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35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate
51 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Chuck Schumer official photo (cropped).jpg Mitch McConnell 2016 official photo (cropped).jpg
Leader Chuck Schumer Mitch McConnell
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 3, 2017 January 3, 2007
Leader's seat New York Kentucky
Seats before 45 53
Seats after 48[a] 50
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 3
Popular vote 41,958,212[b] 44,106,711[b]
Percentage 48.3% 50.8%
Swing Decrease 9.9% Increase 12.1%
Seats up 12 23
Races won 15 20

  Third party
Party Independent
Seats before 2[a]
Seats after 2
Seat change Steady
Seats up 0
Races won 0

2020 United States Senate elections results map.svg
Results of the elections:
     Democratic gain      Republican gain
     Democratic hold      Republican hold
     Result undetermined
     No election
Rectangular inset (Ga.): both seats contested

Majority Leader before election

Mitch McConnell

Elected Majority Leader

Chuck Schumer

List of electionsEdit

Regular electionsEdit

Special electionsEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 The two independent senators, Bernie Sanders and Angus King, have caucused with the Democratic Party since joining the Senate.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Results lack the data of the regular and special elections in Georgia.


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  2. Flom, Peter (December 16, 2019). "Senate races 2020 — December outlook". Medium.
  3. "U.S. Senate Seats up for Reelection in 2020 - Worldpress.org". worldpress.org. Archived from the original on 2020-12-19. Retrieved 2020-12-19.
  4. "Georgia". Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  5. Pramuk, Jacob (October 20, 2019). "Key incumbents are losing the money battle as 2020's top Senate races heat up". CNBC.
  6. Byrnes, Jesse (August 28, 2019). "GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson to resign at end of year". TheHill.