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2020 United States Senate election in West Virginia

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Nominee Shelley Moore Capito Paula Jean Swearengin
Party Republican Democrat
Popular vote 547,454 210,309
Percentage 70.3% 27.0%

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County Results
Moore Capito:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

U.S. Senator before election

Shelley Moore Capito
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Shelley Moore Capito
Republican

An election happened on November 3, 2020, to elect a Senator from the U.S. state of West Virginia. The three people in the election were Shelley Moore Capito (Republican Party), Paula Jean Swearengin (Democratic Party), and David Moran (Libertarian Party). Shelley Moore Capito won the election and a second term in the Senate.

There were primary elections for the Republican and Democrat political parties. Three people were in the Republican Party primary and also the Democratic Party primary. Shelly Moore Capito won the Republican Party primary and Paula Jean Swearengin won the Democratic Party primary.

Republican Party primary

Republican primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Shelley Moore Capito (incumbent) 173,847 83.32%
Republican Allen Whitt 20,075 9.62%
Republican Larry Butcher 14,717 7.05%
Total votes 208,639 100.00%

Democratic Party primary

Democratic primary results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democrat Paula Jean Swearengin 72,292 38.39%
Democrat Richard Ojeda 61,954 32.90%
Democrat Richie Robb 54,048 28.70%
Total votes 188,294 100.00%

Results

United States Senate election in West Virginia, 2020
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Shelley Moore Capito (incumbent) 547,454 70.28% +8.16%
Democrat Paula Jean Swearengin 210,309 27.00% -7.47%
Libertarian David Moran 21,155 2.72% +1.09%
Total votes 778,918 100.00%
Republican hold
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