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2020 United States Senate election in Oregon

← 2014 November 3, 2020 2026 →
  Jeff Merkley, 115th official photo (cropped).jpg Jo Rae Perkins.png
Nominee Jeff Merkley Jo Rae Perkins
Party Democrat Republican
Popular vote 1,321,047 912,814
Percentage 56.9% 39.3%

2020 United States Senate election in Oregon results map by county.svg
County results
Merkley:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
Perkins:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

U.S. Senator before election

Jeff Merkley
Democrat

Elected U.S. Senator

Jeff Merkley
Democrat

An election happened on November 3, 2020 to elect a Senator from the U.S. state of Oregon. The four people in the election were Jeff Merkley (Democratic Party), Jo Rae Perkins (Republican Party), Gary Dye (Libertarian Party), and Ibrahim Taher (Pacific Green Party of Oregon). The election was thought to be a easy win for the Democrats but the election got a lot of news when Jo Rae Perkins said she agreed with the conspiracy theory group, QAnon. Jeff Merkley won the election and was the senator for the third time.

There was two primary elections for the Democrat and Republican parties. Jeff Merkey was the only one in the Democratic primary and there were four people in the Republican Party primary. Jo Rae Perkins won the Republican primary election.

Democratic Party primary

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Jeff Merkley (incumbent) 564,878 98.71%
Democrat Write-in 7,386 1.29%
Total votes 572,264 100.0%

Republican Party primary

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jo Rae Perkins 178,004 49.23%
Republican Paul J. Romero, Jr. 109,783 30.36%
Republican Robert Schwartz 40,196 11.12%
Republican John Verbeek 29,382 8.13%
Republican Write-in 4,250 1.17%
Total votes 361,615 100.0%

Results

2020 United States Senate election in Oregon
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democrat Jeff Merkley (incumbent) 1,321,047 56.91% +1.18%
Republican Jo Rae Perkins 912,814 39.32% +2.45%
Libertarian Gary Dye 42,747 1.84% -1.23%
Pacific Green Ibrahim Taher 42,239 1.82% -0.40%
Write-in 2,402 0.11% -0.34%
Total votes 2,321,249 100.0%
Democrat hold
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