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2020 United States Senate election in New Jersey

← 2014 November 3, 2020 2026 →
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Nominee Cory Booker Rik Mehta
Party Democrat Republican
Popular vote 2,541,178 1,817,052
Percentage 57.2% 40.9%

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County results
Booker:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Mehta:      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. Senator before election

Cory Booker
Democrat

Elected U.S. Senator

Cory Booker
Democrat

An election happened on November 3, 2020, to elect a Senator from the U.S. state of New Jersey. The three people in the election were Cory Booker (Democratic Party), Rik Mehta (Republican Party) and Madelyn Hoffman (Green Party). There were also two independent people in the election. Cory Booker easily won the election and went back to the senate for a second time.

Two primary elections were held on July 7,2020. There were two people in the Democratic Party primary election and there were five people in the Republican Party primary election. Cory Booker won the Democratic Party primary election and Rik Mehta won the Republican Party primary election.

Democratic Party primary

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Cory Booker (incumbent) 838,110 87.58%
Democrat Lawrence Hamm 118,802 12.42%
Total votes 956,912 100.0%

Republican Party primary

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Rik Mehta 154,817 38.01%
Republican Hirsh Singh 146,133 35.88%
Republican Tricia Flanagan 72,678 17.84%
Republican Natalie Lynn Rivera 21,650 5.31%
Republican Eugene Anagnos 12,047 2.96%
Total votes 407,325 100.0%

Results

United States Senate election in New Jersey, 2020
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democrat Cory Booker (incumbent) 2,541,178 57.23% +1.39%
Republican Rikin Mehta 1,817,052 40.92% -1.41%
Green Madelyn Hoffman 38,288 0.86% +0.18%
Independent Veronica Fernandez 32,290 0.73% N/A
Independent Daniel Burke 11,632 0.26% N/A
Total votes 4,440,440 100.0%
Democrat hold
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