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For the other Senate election in Georgia, see 2020–21 United States Senate special election in Georgia.
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2020–21 United States Senate election in Georgia

← 2014 November 3, 2020 (first round)
January 5, 2021 (runoff)
2026 →
  Jon Ossoff on Showtime (cropped).png David Perdue, Official Portrait, 114th Congress (cropped).jpg
Nominee Jon Ossoff David Perdue
Party Democrat Republican
First round 2,374,519
47.95%
2,462,617
49.73%
Runoff 2,269,738
50.62%
2,214,506
49.38%

Georgia Senate Election Results by County, 2020.svg
First round county results
Perdue:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Ossoff:      50–60%      60–70%      80–90%

U.S. Senator before election

David Perdue
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Jon Ossoff
Democratic

An election happened to elect a Senator from the U.S. state of Georgia. There were two rounds on November 3, 2020; and January 5, 2021. The two people in last round of the election were Jon Ossoff (Democratic Party) and David Perdue (Republican Party).

Primary elections happened on June 9, 2020. The Republican Party primary only had one person, David Perdue, as he was Senator before the election. There were many people in the Democratic Party primary, and Jon Oscoff won. These went against Libertarian Party candidate Shane T. Hazel. Nobody got more than 50% of the vote, so the top two (Oscoff and Perdue) went to a second round in January. Ossoff won the second round and became Senator.

Democratic Party primary

Georgia U.S. Senate Democratic primary, 2020
County results, Democratic primary
Democratic primary results, June 9, 2020
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Jon Ossoff 926,819 57.7%
Democrat Teresa Tomlinson 379,416 29.3%
Democrat Sarah Riggs Amico 139,574 11.7%
Democrat Maya Dillard-Smith 8.8%
Democrat James Knox 49,452 4.17%
Democrat Marckeith DeJesus 45,936 3.87%
Democrat Tricia Carpenter McCracken 32,463 2.74%
Total votes 1,186,660 100.00%

Republican Party primary

Republican primary results, June 9, 2020
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David Perdue (incumbent) 992,555 100.00%
Total votes 992,555 100.00%

Results

First round

2020 United States Senate election in Georgia
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican David Perdue (incumbent) 2,462,617 49.73% −3.16%
Democrat Jon Ossoff 2,374,519 47.95% +2.74%
Libertarian Shane T. Hazel 115,039 2.32% +0.42%
Total votes 4,952,175 100.00%

Second round

2020 United States Senate election in Georgia
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democrat Jon Ossoff 2,269,738 50.62% +5.41%
Republican David Perdue (incumbent) 2,214,506 49.38% -3.51%
Total votes 4,484,244 100.00%
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