Election 2020: Biden Wins Presidency, GOP Gains In House & Retains Senate Majority

Here is the Political Junkie’s tabulation of winners for each state’s presidential, Senate and gubernatorial contests, plus new House members.  All results as of 11/13.  We’ll update these numbers when new results are announced.

ALABAMA:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — Incumbent Democrat Doug Jones was ousted by Republican Tommy Tuberville.

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — Jerry Carl (R-1st CD) succeeds Bradley Byrne, who gave up his seat to seek the GOP Senate nomination.  Barry Moore (R-2nd) succeeds Martha Roby (R), who retired.

ALASKA:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan easily defeated Al Gross (I).

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS –None.

ARIZONA:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — Former astronaut Mark Kelly (D) defeated Martha McSally (R), appointed to the seat in 2018.

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — None.

ARKANSAS:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — Sen. Tom Cotton (R) re-elected with no major party opposition.

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — None.

CALIFORNIA:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — None.

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — In the 8th CD, where Paul Cook (R) left to win election to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, Jay Obernolte kept the seat in GOP hands.  In the 21st CD, with 83% counted, freshman Rep. T.J. Cox (D) trails the Republican he ousted two years ago, David Valadao, 51-49%.  In the 25th CD, which Mike Garcia (R) won over Christy Smith (D) in a 2020 special election, Garcia leads the rematch by 159 votes with 98% counted.  In the 39th CD, Young Kim (R) has a 4,000 vote over the Democrat she lost to two years ago, freshman Rep. Gil Cisneros, with about 98% counted.  In the 48th CD, Michelle Steel (R) narrowly defeated freshman Rep. Harley Rouda (D).  In the 50th CD, which Duncan Hunter (R) vacated after being convicted on corruption charges, former Rep. Darrell Issa (R) claimed the seat.  In the 53rd CD, where Rep. Susan Davis (D) is retiring, her seat went to fellow Democrat Sara Jacobs.

COLORADO:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — Former Gov. (and 2020 presidential hopeful) John Hickenlooper (D) ousted GOP Sen. Cory Gardner.

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — In the 3rd CD, Lauren Boebert ousted GOP Rep. Scott Tipton in the Republican primary and kept the seat for the party.

CONNECTICUT:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — None.

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — None.

DELAWARE:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — Sen. Chris Coons (D) was easily re-elected over Lauren Witzke (R).

GOVERNOR — Gov. John Carney (D) was also returned to office in a landslide, over Julianne Murray (R).

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — None.

D.C.:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

FLORIDA:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — None.

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — In the 3rd CD, Kat Cammack (R) held the seat of the retiring Republican Ted Yoho.  In the 15th CD, Scott Franklin, who defeated incumbent Rep. Ross Spano in the GOP primary, kept the seat in Republican hands.  In the 19th CD, Byron Donalds (R) won the seat of the retiring Republican Francis Rooney.  In the 26th and 27th CDs, two freshmen Democrats — Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Donna Shalala — fell victim to Republicans Carlos Gimenez and Maria Elvira Salazar.

GEORGIA:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE (regular) — GOP Sen. David Perdue led his Democratic challenger, Jon Ossoff, by 86,000 votes.  But he failed to break 50% of the vote and thus the two candidates head to a Jan. 5th runoff.

SENATE (special) — Kelly Loeffler (R) was appointed to the seat earlier this year following the health-related resignation of GOP Sen. Johnny Isakson.  In a race where all the candidates ran on the same ballot, regardless of party, the Rev. Rafael Warnock (D) had 32.9%, Loeffler had 25.9% and Rep. Doug Collins, another Republican, received 20%.  Georgia law requires a majority of the vote to win, and thus Warnock and Loeffler advance to a Jan. 5th runoff.  For the Democrats to control the Senate, they must win both runoffs.

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — In the 5th CD, Nikema Williams (D) won the seat of the late John Lewis.  In the 7th CD, where Republican Rep. Rob Woodall was retiring, Carolyn Bourdeaux won the seat for the Democrats.  In the 9th CD, Andrew Clyde (R) won the seat vacated by unsuccessful GOP Senate hopeful Doug Collins.  In the 14th CD, Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) won the seat of retiring Republican Tom Graves.

HAWAII:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — None.

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — Kai Kahele (D) won the seat of the retiring Tulsi Gabbard, who sought the Democratic presidential nomination.

IDAHO:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — Sen. Jim Risch (R) won a landslide victory over Paulette Jordan, the Democratic nominee for governor in 2018.

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — None.

ILLINOIS:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — Sen. Dick Durbin (D) easily won another term over Mark Curran (R).

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS –Marie Newman beat Rep. Dan Lipinski in the 3rd CD Dem primary and won the seat.  In the 15th CD, Mary Miller kept the seat in GOP hands following the retirement of John Shimkus.

INDIANA:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — None.

GOVERNOR — Gov. Eric Holcomb (R), who succeeded to the office following the departure of Mike Pence, defeated Woody Myers (D).

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — In the 1st CD, Frank Mrvan (D) won the seat of retiring Democrat Pete Visclosky.  In the 9th CD, it was a Republican retention, as Victoria Spartz replaces the retiring Susan Brooks.

IOWA:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — Sen. Joni Ernst (R) held on against Theresa Greenfield (D).

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS —  In the 1st CD, Ashley Hinson (R) unseated freshman Democrat Abby Finkenauer.  In the 2nd CD, the seat of retiring Dem Dave Loebsack went to Rita Hart (D).  In the 4th CD, Randy Feenstra, who defeated incumbent Steve King in the GOP primary, kept the seat in Republican hands.

KANSAS:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — Rep. Roger Marshall (R) won the seat of retiring GOP incumbent Pat Roberts by defeating Barbara Bollier (D).

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — The seat of 1st CD incumbent Republican Marshall went to Tracey Mann (R).  In the 2nd CD, Jake LaTurner first ousted freshman Steve Watkins in the GOP primary and then kept the seat in Republican hands.

KENTUCKY:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) won a 7th term over Amy McGrath.

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — None.

LOUISIANA:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — Sen. Bill Cassidy (R) surpassed 50% in the all-candidate “jungle primary” and thus avoided going into a runoff.

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — In the 5th CD, Lance Harris won the seat of his fellow Republican, Ralph Abraham, who is retiring.

MAINE:

PRESIDENT — Biden.  But Trump received one electoral vote.

SENATE — Susan Colllins (R) was re-elected over Sara Gideon (D).

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — None.

MARYLAND:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — None.

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — None.

MASSACHUSETTS:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — Sen. Ed Markey, having comfortably survived a Dem primary challenge from Rep. Joe Kennedy III, easily defeated Republican opponent Kevin O’Connor.

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — Jake Auchincloss (D) won the 4th CD seat vacated by Senate hopeful Joe Kennedy.

MICHIGAN:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — Sen. Gary Peters (D) survived an extraordinarily tough challenge from John James (R).

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — In the 3rd CD, Rep. Justin Amash, who quit the GOP to become the first Libertarian Party congressman in history, is retiring.  He will be succeeded by Peter Meijer (R).  In the 10th CD, Lisa McClain won the seat of her fellow Republican, Paul Mitchell, who is retiring.

MINNESOTA:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — Sen. Tina Smith (D) defeated Jason Lewis, a Republican who lost his House seat in 2018.

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — In the 7th CD, longtime Democratic incumbent Collin Peterson lost to Michelle Fischbach (R).

MISSISSIPPI:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — In a rematch of the 2018 special election, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R) again defeated former Rep. Mike Espy (D).

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — None.

MISSOURI:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — None.

GOVERNOR — Mike Parson (R), who took over in 2018 when Gov. Eric Greitens resigned over a sex scandal, defeated Nicole Galloway (D).

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — In the 1st CD, Cori Bush defeated Rep. Lacy Clay in the Dem primary and easily won the seat.

MONTANA:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — Sen. Steve Daines (R) beat back a challenge from Gov. Steve Bullock (D).

GOVERNOR — Republican Rep. Greg Gianforte picked up the governorship being vacated by the term-limited Bullock by defeating Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney (D).

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — In the state’s only House district, Matt Rosendale, the Republican nominee for the Senate in 2018 against Jon Tester, won the seat vacated by governor-elect Gianforte.

NEBRASKA:

PRESIDENT — Trump.  Biden won one electoral vote.

SENATE — GOP Sen. Ben Sasse defeated Chris Janicek (D).

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — None.

NEVADA:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — None.

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — None.

NEW HAMPSHIRE:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) defeated Corky Messner (R).

GOVERNOR — Gov. Chris Sununu (R) won re-election over Dan Feltes (D).

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — None.

NEW JERSEY:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — Sen. Cory Booker (D), fresh off his failed presidential bid, defeated Rik Mehta (R).

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — None.  Rep. Jeff Van Drew was re-elected in the 2nd CD after switching from D to R.

NEW MEXICO:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D) won the seat of the retiring Sen. Tom Udall (D) by defeating Mark Ronchetti (R).

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — In the 2nd CD, Yvette Harrell (R) unseated freshman Democrat Xochitl Torres Small.  In the 3rd CD, which Lujan gave up to run for the Senate, Teresa Leger Fernandez (D) was victorious.

NEW YORK:

PRESIDENT — Biden

SENATE — None.

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — In the 2nd CD, which Peter King (R) is vacating, Andrew Garbarino (R) has a strong lead with about 78% of the vote counted.  In the 3rd CD, Rep. Thomas Suozzi (D) is narrowly trailing his GOP opponent, George Santos, with about 72% in.  They’re still counting in the 11th CD, but Nicole Malliotakis (R) is probably going to defeat freshman Rep. Max Rose (D).  In the 15th CD, Rep. Jose Serrano (D) is retiring because of health concerns and will be replaced by Ritchie Torres (D).  In the 16th CD, veteran Rep. Eliot Engel was defeated in the Dem primary by Jamaal Bowman, who went on to win the seat.  In the 17th CD, where Nita Lowey (D) retired, Mondaire Jones (D) won.  In the 22nd CD, it looks like Anthony Brindisi, a Democrat who knocked off GOP Rep. Claudia Tenney in 2018, may have lost the rematch.

NORTH CAROLINA:

PRESIDENT — Likely to be called for Trump.

SENATE — Sen. Thom Tillis (R) held off a challenge from Cal Cunningham (D).

GOVERNOR — Gov. Roy Cooper (D) defeated Lt. Gov. Dan Forest (R).

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — Court-ordered redistricting forced the retirements of two Republicans, George Holding in the 2nd CD and Mark Walker in the 6th CD, and they were replaced by two Democrats, Deborah Ross and Kathy Manning.  In the 11th CD, where Rep. Mark Meadows resigned to become White House chief of staff, the seat was won by fellow Republican Madison Cawthorn.

NORTH DAKOTA:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — None.

GOVERNOR — Gov. Doug Burgum (R) defeated Shelley Lenz (D).

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — None.

OHIO:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — None.

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — None.

OKLAHOMA:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — GOP Sen. Jim Inhofe defeated Abby Broyles (D).

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — In the 5th CD, freshman Democrat Kendra Horn was unseated by Stephanie Bice (R).

OREGON:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — Sen. Jeff Merkley (D) beat Jo Rae Perkins (R).

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — In the 2nd CD, Republican Cliff Bentz won the seat of the retiring Greg Walden (R).

PENNSYLVANIA:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — None.

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — None.

RHODE ISLAND:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — Sen. Jack Reed (D) defeated Allen Waters (R).

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — None.

SOUTH CAROLINA:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham defeated Jaime Harrison (D).

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — In the 1st CD, freshman Dem Joe Cunningham was ousted by Nancy Mace (R).

SOUTH DAKOTA:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — Sen. Mike Rounds (R) defeated Dan Ahlers (D).

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — None.

TENNESSEE:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — Bill Hagerty (R) won the seat of retiring Republican Lamar Alexander by defeataing Marquita Bradshaw (D).

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — In the 1st CD, where Republican Phil Roe is retiring, the seat went to Diana Harshbarger (R).

TEXAS:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — GOP Sen. John Cornyn defeated M.J. Hegar (D).

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — In the 4th CD, where Republican John Ratcliffe resigned to become Trump’s director of national intelligence, the seat was won by Pat Fallon (R).  In the 11th CD, August Pfluger won the seat of his fellow Republican, Mike Conaway, who retired.  Another retiring Republican, Mac Thornberry in the 13th CD, was succeeded by Ronny Jackson (R), who had been the White House physician under Obama and Trump.  Four more Republicans retired and were all succeeded by Republicans — Bill Flores in the 17th (succeeded by Pete Sessions, who lost his own seat in a different district in 2018), Pete Olson in the 22nd (succeeded by Troy Nehls), Will Hurd in the 23rd (succeeded by Tony Gonzales), and Kenny Marchant in the 24th (succeeded by Beth Van Duyne).

UTAH:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — None.

GOVERNOR — Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox (R) succeeds his boss, the retiring Gov. Gary Herbert (R), with a victory over Democrat Chris Peterson.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — In the 1st CD, which Rob Bishop relinquished for a losing GOP primary bid for lt. gov., the seat went to Blake Moore (R).  In the 4th CD, freshman Democrat Ben McAdams is trailing his Republican opponent, Burgess Owens, by about 1500 votes with about 98% of the vote counted.

VERMONT:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — None.

GOVERNOR — GOP Gov. Phil Scott was re-elected over David Zuckerman (D).

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — None.

VIRGINIA:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — Sen. Mark Warner (D) defeated Daniel Gade (R).

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — In the 5th CD, Bob Good, who defeated freshman Rep. Denver Riggleman in the GOP primary, retained the seat for his party.

WASHINGTON:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — None.

GOVERNOR — Gov. Jay Inslee (D) was re-elected over Loren Culp (R).

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — In the 10th CD, where Democrat Denny Heck left to run for (and be elected) lt. governor, Marilyn Strickland (D) won the seat.

WEST VIRGINIA:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R) won another term over Paula Jean Swearengin (D).

GOVERNOR — Jim Justice, elected as a Democrat in 2016 but who switched to the GOP shortly after, defeated Ben Salango (D).

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — None.

WISCONSIN:

PRESIDENT — Biden.

SENATE — None.

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — In the 5th CD, veteran Republican Jim Sensenbrenner retired and was succeeded by Scott Fitzgerald (R).

WYOMING:

PRESIDENT — Trump.

SENATE — Former Rep. Cynthia Lummis (R) won the seat of retiring Republican Mike Enzi by beating Merav Ben-David (D).

GOVERNOR — None.

NEW HOUSE MEMBERS — None.

SUMMARY (as of 11/13):

Joe Biden has been elected president with 290 electoral votes; should he be declared the winner in Georgia (where he is leading), he would have 306 electoral votes.  Including North Carolina (which for some reason has yet to be called), President Trump would have 232 electoral votes.  That is exactly the same numbers Trump won with in 2016 (minus faithless electors) over Hillary Clinton.  In the popular vote, Biden has just under 78 million votes, and Trump has 72.6 million.

In the Senate, Democrats had a net gain of one.  Both seats in Georgia will be decided in Jan. 5th runoffs.

In the House, Republicans have a net gain of six seats, but are likely to win several more once the counting is finished.  Democrats will continue to hold the majority.

 

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