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2020 United States Senate election in South Dakota

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Nominee Mike Rounds Dan Ahlers
Party Republican Democrat
Popular vote 276,232 143,987
Percentage 65.7% 34.3%

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County results
Rounds:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      90–100%
Ahlers:      50–60%      70–80%      80–90%

U.S. Senator before election

Mike Rounds
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Mike Rounds
Republican

An election happened on November 3, 2020, to elect a Senator from the U.S. state of South Dakota. The two people in the election were Mike Rounds (Republican Party) and Dan Ahlers (Democratic Party). Mike Rounds won reelection for a second term.

A primary election was held for each party, Mike Rounds beat Scyller Borglum in the Republican Party primary and Dan Ahlers was the only person in the Democratic Party primary, so he won.

Democratic Party primary

Dan Ahlers did not have an opponent in the Democratic Party primary.

United States Senate election in South Dakota, 2020
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Rounds (incumbent) 276,232 65.74% +15.37%
Democrat Daniel Ahlers 143,987 34.26% +4.75%
Total votes 420,219 100.00%
Republican hold

Republican Party primary

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Mike Rounds (incumbent) 70,365 75.23%
Republican Scyller Borglum 23,164 24.77%
Total votes 93,529 100.00%

Results

United States Senate election in South Dakota, 2020
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Mike Rounds (incumbent) 276,232 65.74% +15.37%
Democrat Daniel Ahlers 143,987 34.26% +4.75%
Total votes 420,219 100.00%
Republican hold
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