Election night 2020: Around the nation
Observer Staff Report | Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Editor’s Note: All election results reported here are from the Associated Press. Results are recent as of 3 a.m. Wednesday.
Republican Tommy Tuberville won the Senate seat in Alabama, ousting Democratic incumbent Senator Doug Jones. Of the seven House seats, six went to the Republicans and one to the Democrats.
As of 3 a.m. Wednesday, Alaska had not called a winner in its Senate or House races. With 37% reporting, Republican incumbent Sen. Dan Sullivan led with 61.7% of the vote against Democrat Al Gross. The one House race had not been called at that time.
Seven out of nine House seats had been called as of 3 a.m. The Democrats took four and Republicans took three, with two districts still pending.
Democrat Mark Kelly defeated incumbent Republican Sen. Martha McSally in a special election, flipping the seat to the Democrats. McSally was appointed to the late Sen. John McCain’s seat in 2018 after losing to Democrat Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.
Republican Sen. Tom Cotton won his reelection in Arkansas. The four House seats all went to Republican candidates.
As of 3 a.m., 39 of the 53 California House races had been called, with all 39 declared seats going to Democrats.
Democrat and former Colorado governor John Hickenlooper won the Senate seat, defeating incumbent Sen. Cory Gardner. Hickenlooper was the first Democrat to flip a Senate seat Tuesday. Six out of the seven House seats had been called as of 3 a.m., with the Democrats taking four, the Republicans taking two and one still pending.
Two of the five House seats for Connecticut had been called for the Democrats as of 3 a.m. with three races still pending.
Democratic incumbent Christopher Coons kept his Senate seat. Additionally, Democrat Sarah McBride won her state Senate race, making her the first transgender person to be elected to state Senate. Democrat John Carney was reelected as governor, defeating Republican opponent Julianne Murray. The Democrats claimed the one Delaware House seat.
Republican Carlos Gimenz won Florida’s 26th Congressional District, defeating incumbent Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell. Out of the state’s 27 House seats, 11 went to Democrats and 16 to Republicans. Republicans flipped two seats from 2018.
Raphael Warnock and Kelly Loeffler advanced to a runoff for the Senate special election in Georgia. As of 3 a.m., 13 out of 14 House races had been called — the Republicans took eight, Democrats took five and one still not called.
As of 3 a.m., Hawaii had not reported results for its two House races.
Republican Sen. Jim Risch won reelection in Idaho. The two Idaho House seats both went to Republicans.
Richard J. Durbin, Democratic incumbent, kept his Senate seat. As of 3 a.m., 14 of 18 of the House races had been called. The Democrats took nine seats, Republicans took five and four races were still undeclared.
Incumbent Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb was reelected. Eight out of Indiana’s nine House seats had been called as of 3 a.m., with six going to the Republicans and two seats to the Democrats.
Republican Joni Ernst kept her Iowa Senate seat over Democrat Theresa Greenfield. Only one of Iowa’s four House races had been called as of 3 a.m. for the Republicans.
Republican Roger Marshall wins the Senate seat in Kansas. The four House seats up for election all went to Republicans.
Senate Majority leader, Republican Mitch McConnell, wins reelection. Republicans took all six of the state’s House seats.
Republican incumbent Sen. Bill Cassidy won his reelection in Louisiana. Out of the six House seats, four went to Republicans, one to the Democrats and one will go to a runoff election.
One of Maine’s two House seats went to the Democrats, while the other had not been called as of 3 a.m. The Senate race between incumbent Republican Sen. Susan Collins and Democrat Sara Gideon had not been called as of 3 a.m., though Collins led Gideon by eight points.
Of the eight House seats, the Democrats took seven and Republicans took one.
Democratic incumbent Sen. Democrat Edward J. Markey won his reelection in Massachusetts. Democrats took all nine of the state’s House seats.
Michigan had not yet called any of its 14 House races as of 3 a.m. The Senate race between incumbent Democrat Sen. Gary Peters and Republican challenger John James had also not been called as of 3 a.m. James led Peters with 53.3% of the vote.
Democrat Tina Smith won reelection to the Senate, defeating Republican Jason Lewis. Six out of Minnesota’s eight House races had been called as of 3 a.m. — an even split of three Democratic wins and three Republican wins, with the Republicans flipping one seat.
Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde Smith won her Senate reelection campaign, beating Democrat Mike Espy by a large margin. Republicans took three out of the four House races in the state.
Republican Mike Parson defeated Democratic state auditor, Nicole Galloway for the run for governor. Republicans won three House races, while Democrats won two House seats.
Republican Greg Gianforte was elected governor over Democrat Mike Cooney. Republican Sen. Steve Daines won reelection to the Senate. He defeated Democrat Steve Bullock. Republicans took the one House seat.
Republican Sen. Ben Sasse won reelection in Nebraska, against Democrat challenger Chris Janicek. All three House seats went to the Republicans.
As of 3 a.m., two out of Nevada’s four House races had been called. The Republicans and Democrats each took one seat, with two races still not called.
Democrat Jeanne Shaheen won her race over Republican Corky Messner, maintaining her seat in the Senate. Republican incumbent Gov. Chris Sununu won reelection, defeating Democratic opponent Dan Feltes. The Democrats took both of New Hampshire’s House seats.
Democrat Sen. Cory Booker was reelected, beating his challenger Republican Rikin Mehta by a large margin. Out of the 12 House races, 10 were won by Democrats, one was won by Republicans and one had not yet been called as of 3 a.m.
Democrat Ben Ray Lujan wins the Senate seat in New Mexico. Out of the state’s three House seats, the Democrats took two and the Republicans flipped one.
Only 15 of New York’s 27 House races had been called as of 3 a.m., with the Democrats taking 13 and the Republicans taking two.
Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper won reelection in North Carolina, defeating Republican challenger Dan Forest. The Democrats flipped two House seats and took five, while the Republicans won the remaining eight. As of 3 a.m., the closely-watched Senate race between Republican Rep. Thom Tillis and Democrat Cal Cunningham had still not been called. Tillis led by 1.8%, with 93% reporting.
Republican Gov. Doug Burgum won reelection in North Dakota. The state’s one House seat stayed Republican.
Republicans took 12 of Ohio’s 16 House seats, with the Democrats taking the remaining four.
Republican Jim Inhofe kept his Senate seat in Oklahoma. Republicans took all five of the state’s House seats, flipping one.
Democrat Sen. Jeff Merkley wins reelection in Oregon. Out of Oregon’s five electoral districts, four went to Democrats and one to a Republican.
Only 11 of Pennsylvania’s 18 House races had been called as of 3 a.m. Republicans won six seats and the Democrats took five, with seven races still not called.
Democratic incumbent Jack Reed kept his Senate seat in Rhode Island. The state’s two House seats went to the Democrats.
Republican incumbent and Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham retained his Senate seat. The Republicans took six out of the state’s seven House seats, flipping one.
Republican Mike Rounds retained his Senate seat in South Dakota. The one House seat went to the Republicans.
Republican Bill Hagerty won his race, succeeding Republican Lamar Alexander in the Senate. Of the nine House seats, two went to the Democrats and seven to the Republicans.
Republican Sen. John Coryn won reelection to the Senate in Texas. He defeated Democrat challenger M.J. Hegar in a close race. Only one House race had yet to be called as of 3 a.m. Of the 36 seats, Republicans took 22 and the Democrats took 13, with one race still not called.
Utah Lieutenant Governor, Republican Spencer Cox, won the Governor’s race in Utah by a large margin. Republicans also won three out of the four Utah Houseseats, with one race still not called as of 3 a.m.
Republican Gov. Phil Scott won his reelection, and Democrats won the one House seat.
Virginia’s incumbent senator, Democrat Mark Warner, kept his seat in the Senate. Out of Virginia’s 11 House seats, Republicans and Democrats each took four seats, with three races still yet to be called as of 3 a.m.
Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee won reelection in Washington State. Out of Washington State’s 10 seats, Democrats took five, Republicans took one and four races were still not called as of 3 a.m.
Republican Gov. Jim Justice won reelection in West Virginia. Republican incumbent Sen. Shelley Moore Capito retained her seat in the Senate early in the night. All three House seats went to Republicans.
As of 3 a.m., seven of the eight House races had been called in Wisconsin. The Republicans took five, the Democrats took two and one race had not been called.
Republican Cynthia Lummis wins the Senate seat in Wyoming, becoming the state’s first female U.S. Senator. Lummis will replace retiring Sen. Mike Enzi. Wyoming’s one House seat stayed Republican.