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2020 United States Senate election in South Carolina

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  Lindsey Graham, official photo, 113th Congress.jpg Jaime Harrison (2017).jpg
Nominee Lindsey Graham Jaime Harrison
Party Republican Democrat
Popular vote 1,369,137 1,110,828
Percentage 54.4% 44.2%

2020 United States Senate election in South Carolina results map by county.svg
County results
Graham:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
Harrison:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

U.S. Senator before election

Lindsey Graham
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Lindsey Graham
Republican

An election happened on November 3, 2020, to elect a Senator from the U.S. state of South Carolina. The three people in the election were Lindsey Graham (Republican Party), Jaime Harrison (Democratic Party) and Bill Bledsoe (Constitution Party). Lindsey Graham won reelection for the fourth time. Jamie Harrison got more money for his campaign than any other politician.

There was two primary elections held on June 9, 2020. Lindsey Graham easily won the Republican Party primary and Jamie Harrison won the Democratic Party primary election.

Republican Party primary

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lindsey Graham (incumbent) 317,512 67.69%
Republican Michael LaPierre 79,932 17.04%
Republican Joe Reynolds 43,029 9.17%
Republican Dwayne "Duke" Buckner 28,570 6.09%
Total votes 469,043 100.00%

Democratic Party primary

Jamie Harrison won the primary and Gloria Bromell Tinubu, William Stone, and Justin Wooton all stopped their race before the primary.

Results

United States Senate election in South Carolina, 2020
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Lindsey Graham (incumbent) 1,369,137 54.44% +0.17%
Democrat Jaime Harrison 1,110,828 44.17% +5.39%
Constitution Bill Bledsoe 32,845 1.30% N/A
Write-in 2,294 0.09% -0.29%
Total votes 2,515,104 100.00%
Republican hold
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