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2020 United States Senate election in Delaware

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Nominee Chris Coons Lauren Witzke
Party Democrat Republican
Popular vote 291,804 186,054
Percentage 59.4% 37.9%

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County results
Coons:      50–60%      60–70%
Witzke:      50–60%

U.S. Senator before election

Chris Coons
Democrat

Elected U.S. Senator

Chris Coons
Democrat

An election happened on November 3, 2020 to elect a Senator from the U.S. state of Delaware. The main two people in the election were Chris Coons (Democratic Party) and Lauren Witzke (Republican Party). Mark Turley (Independent Party) and Nadine Frost (Libertarian Party) were also in the election. Coons won the election and stayed as Senator.

Primary elections happened on September 15, 2020. The Democratic Party primary was between Chris Coons and Jessica Scarane, which Coons won. The Republican Party primary was between Lauren Witzke and James DeMartino, which Witzke won.

Democratic Party primary

Delaware U.S. Senate Democratic primary, 2020
Results by county:      Coons—70–80%      Coons—60–70%
Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Chris Coons (incumbent) 87,332 72.85%
Democrat Jessica Scarane 32,547 27.15%
Total votes 119,879 100.00%

Republican Party primary

Delaware U.S. Senate Republican primary, 2020
Results by county:      Witzke—60–70%      Witzke—50–60%
Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lauren Witzke 30,702 56.89%
Republican James DeMartino 23,266 43.11%
Total votes 53,968 100.00%

Other parties

Other candidates

Libertarian Party

Nominee

  • Nadine Frost, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate in 2018

Independent Party of Delaware

Nominee

  • Mark Turley, small business owner

Results

United States Senate election in Delaware, 2020
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democrat Chris Coons (incumbent) 291,804 59.44% +3.61%
Republican Lauren Witzke 186,054 37.90% -4.33%
Delaware Independent Mark Turley 7,833 1.59% N/A
Libertarian Nadine Frost 5,244 1.07% N/A
Total votes 490,935 100.0%
Democrat hold
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