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2020 United States Senate election in Idaho

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Nominee Jim Risch Paulette Jordan
Party Republican Democrat
Popular vote 538,446 285,864
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Idaho Senate Election Results by County, 2020.svg
County Results

Risch:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Jordan:      50–60%      60–70%

An election happened on November 3, 2020 to elect a Senator from the U.S. state of Idaho. The two main people in the election were Jim Risch (Republican Party) and Paulette Jordan (Democratic Party). Risch won the election and stayed as Senator.

Primary elections happened on June 2, 2020. There were two people in the Democratic Party primary: Paulette Jordan and James Vandermaas. Jordan won the primary. Jim Risch, who was already a Senator before the election, was the only person in the Republican Party primary. The Constitution Party chose Ray Writz for the election. There was also an independent politician, Natalie Fleming, that was in the election.

Democratic Party primary

Idaho Senate Democratic primary, 2020
County results:      Jordan—>90%      Jordan—80-90%      Jordan—70-80%
Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Paulette Jordan 72,778 85.70%
Democrat James Vandermaas 12,145 14.30%
Total votes 84,923 100.00%

Republican Party primary

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jim Risch (incumbent) 200,184 100.00%
Total votes 200,184 100.00%

Other candidates

Constitution Party

Nominee

  • Ray Writz

Independents

Declared

  • Natalie Fleming

Results

United States Senate election in Idaho, 2020
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jim Risch (incumbent) 538,446 62.62% -2.71%
Democrat Paulette Jordan 285,864 33.25% -1.42%
Independent Natalie Fleming 25,329 2.95% N/A
Constitution Ray Writz 10,188 1.18% N/A
Total votes 859,827 100.0%
Republican hold
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