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2020 United States Senate elections

← 2018 November 3, 2020
January 5, 2021 (Georgia runoffs)
2022 →

35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate
51 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Chuck Schumer official photo (cropped).jpg Mitch McConnell 2016 official photo (cropped).jpg
Leader Chuck Schumer Mitch McConnell
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 3, 2017 January 3, 2007
Leader's seat New York Kentucky
Seats before 45 53
Seats after 48 50
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 3
Popular vote 41,958,212 44,106,711
Percentage 48.3% 50.8%
Swing Decrease 9.9% Increase 12.1%
Seats up 12 23
Races won 15 20

  Third party
Party Independent
Seats before 2
Seats after 2
Seat change Steady
Seats up 0
Races won 0

2020 Senate election results map.svg
Results of the elections:
     Democratic gain      Republican gain
     Democratic hold      Republican hold
     Result undetermined
     No election
Rectangular inset (Ga.): both seats contested

Majority Leader before election

Mitch McConnell

Elected Majority Leader

Chuck Schumer

Elections happened on November 3, 2020 to elect 33 class 2 members to the United States Senate. The winners were elected into a six-year term from January 3, 2021, to January 3, 2027. Two special senate elections were also held on the same day: one in Arizona after John McCain died and one in Georgia after Johnny Isakson resigned. In Arizona, a Democrat won where there was a Republican before. In Georgia, two Democratic senators won against the Republican senators, changing the state to Democrat and changing the power of the senate from Republican to Democrat.

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