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2020 United States Senate election in North Carolina

← 2014 November 3, 2020 2026 →
  Thom Tillis Official Photo.jpg James "Cal" Cunningham (cropped 2).jpg
Nominee Thom Tillis Cal Cunningham
Party Republican Democrat
Popular vote 2,665,598 2,569,965
Percentage 48.7% 46.9%

2020 North Carolina Senate Results by County.svg
County results
Tillis:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
Cunningham:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

U.S. Senator before election

Thom Tillis
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Thom Tillis
Republican

An election happened on November 3, 2020 to elect a Senator from the U.S. state of North Carolina. The four people in the election were Thom Tillis (Republican Party), Cal Cunningham (Democratic Party), Shannon Bray (Libertarian Party) and Kevin E. Hayes (Constitution Party). Tillis won the election against Cunningham but many people thought that Cunningham would win.

There was two primary elections for the Democrat and Republican parties. Four people were in the Republican primary election and five people were in the Democratic primary. Thom Tillis won the Republican primary and Cal Cunningham won the Democratic primary.

Republican Party primary

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thom Tillis (incumbent) 608,943 78.08%
Republican Paul Wright 58,908 7.55%
Republican Larry Holmquist 57,356 7.35%
Republican Sharon Y. Hudson 54,651 7.01%
Total votes 779,858 100.00%

Democratic Party primary

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Cal Cunningham 717,941 56.93%
Democrat Erica D. Smith 438,969 34.81%
Democrat Trevor M. Fuller 48,168 3.82%
Democrat Steve Swenson 33,741 2.68%
Democrat Atul Goel 22,226 1.76%
Total votes 1,261,045 100.00%

Results

2020 United States Senate election in North Carolina
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Thom Tillis (incumbent) 2,665,598 48.69% -0.13%
Democrat Cal Cunningham 2,569,965 46.94% -0.32%
Libertarian Shannon Bray 171,571 3.13% -0.61%
Constitution Kevin E. Hayes 67,818 1.24% N/A
Total votes 5,474,952 100.0%
Republican hold
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