2020 United States Senate elections (We Won This Election)

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2020 United States Senate elections

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35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate
51 seats needed for a majority

  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader Mitch McConnell Chuck Schumer
Party Republican Democratic
Leader since January 3, 2007 January 3, 2017
Leader's seat Kentucky New York
Seats before 53 45
Seats after 52 46
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1
Popular vote 40,841,717 51,315,969
Percentage 42.2% 53.0%
Swing Decrease 9.3% Increase 9.2%
Seats up 24 10
Races won 22 12

  Third party
 
Party Independent
Seats before 2
Seats after 2
Seat change Steady
Popular vote 626,763
Percentage 0.6%
Swing Decrease 0.9%
Seats up 0
Races won 0

Results of the elections:
     Democratic hold
     Republican hold      Republican gain
     No election

Majority Leader before election

Mitch McConnell
Republican

Elected Majority Leader

Mitch McConnell
Republican

The 2020 United States Senate elections were held on November 3, 2020, with the 33 class 2 seats of the Senate contested in regular elections. Of these, 21 were held by Republicans, and 12 by Democrats. The winners were elected to 6-year terms from January 3, 2021, to January 3, 2027. Two special elections for seats held by Republicans were also held in conjunction with the general elections: one in Arizona, to fill the vacancy created by John McCain's death in 2018; and one in Georgia, following Johnny Isakson's resignation in 2019. These elections ran concurrently with the 2020 United States presidential election in which incumbent president Donald Trump defeated Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

Unlike the previous presidential election cycle, in which there was zero instances of senators being elected in parties differing from how their state voted in the presidential election, there were several such instances in 2020. Maine and Michigan, despite voting for Democrat Joe Biden for president, elected Republicans Susan Collins and John James respectively, meanwhile Arizona and Georgia voted for Republican Donald Trump, but elected Democratic Senators Mark Kelly and Raphael Warnock (the latter by special election).

The Republicans had a net loss of one seat, reducing their majority from 53 seats to 52.