US ELECTION

US election 2020: senate results by state

Democrats and Republicans are neck and neck in the race to win control of the Senate, with 31 of the 35 seats being contested now decided.

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US election 2020: senate results by state
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While most eyes were on the race between President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden for the White House, which was called for Biden on Friday, there was also a tight battle for the Senate going on as Democrats looked to take control of Congress’ upper house following six years of Republican control. And we're still a while away from knowing how this is going to turn out.

Senate race to continue till January 2021

There are 35 of the Senate’s 100 seats up for grabs in the 2020 general election. Sixty-five seats are not being contested this time round - 30 of which are held by Republicans, with 35 held by Democrats (two of those seats are held by independent senators Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Senator Angus King of Maine, who caucus with the Democrats).

As things currently stand, the two main parties are neck and neck in the race to win the 51-seat Senate majority. Republicans have won 18 of the 35 seats being contested, bringing their total to 48 (including their 30 non-contested seats); while Democrats are also on 48 having so far gained 13 seats to add to their 35 non-contested seats.

With four seats yet to be decided in Alaska, North Carolina and two in Georgia (see end of this article to see how things are going in these states), here are the 31 senators who have so far won election/re-election to the US Senate in 2021.

Election Day voting 2020Republican US Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky (L) is joined by his wife Elaine Chao (R) as he speaks at a press conference following his projected senate race victory at the Omni Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, USA, 03 November 2020.

US elections: Senate seats won so far

Alabama

Tommy Tuberville, Republican, wins the U.S. Senate seat in Alabama.

Arizona

Mark Kelly, Democrat, wins the Senate special election in Arizona.

Arkansas

Tom Cotton, Republican, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in Arkansas.

Colorado

John Hickenlooper, Democrat, wins the U.S. Senate seat in Colorado.

Delaware

Christopher Coons, Democrat, wins re-election in Delaware.

Idaho

Jim Risch, Republican, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in Idaho.

Iowa

Joni Ernst, Republican, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in Iowa.

Illinois

Richard J. Durbin, Democrat, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in Illinois.

Kansas

Raphael Warnock, a Democratic candidate for the US Senate speaks during a rally, in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 03 November 2020.

Roger Marshall, Republican, wins the U.S. Senate seat in Kansas.

Kentucky

Mitch McConnell, Republican, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in Kentucky.

Louisiana

Bill Cassidy, Republican, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in Louisiana.

Maine

Susan Collins, Republican, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in Maine.

Massachusetts

Edward J. Markey, Democrat, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.

Michigan

Gary Peters, Democrat, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in Michigan.

Minnesota

Tina Smith, Democrat, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in Minnesota.

Mississippi

Cindy Hyde-Smith, Republican, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in Mississippi.

Montana

Steve Daines, Republican, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in Montana.

Nebraska

Ben Sasse, Republican, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in Nebraska.

New Hampshire

Jeanne Shaheen, Democrat, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire.

New Jersey

Cory Booker, Democrat, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in New Jersey.

New Mexico

Back in | Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC)

Ben Ray Luján, Democrat, wins the U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico.

Oklahoma

Jim Inhofe, Republican, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in Oklahoma.

Oregon

Jeff Merkley, Democrat, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in Oregon.

Rhode Island

Jack Reed, Democrat, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in Rhode Island.

South Carolina

Lindsay Graham (Rep.) re-elected to U.S. Senate in South Carolina.

South Dakota

Mike Rounds, Republican, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in South Dakota.

Tennessee

Bill Hagerty, Republican, wins the U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee.

Texas

John Cornyn, Republican, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in Texas.

Virginia

Mark Warner, Democrat, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in Virginia.

West Virginia

Shelley Moore Capito, Republican, wins re-election to the U.S. Senate in West Virginia.

Wyoming

Cynthia Lummis, Republican, wins the U.S. Senate seat in Wyoming.

Four seats yet to be decided

Here are how things are going in Alaska and North Carolina, where Republican wins appear a formality, and in Georgia, where things are a lot more uncertain:

Alaska

Dan Sullivan (Rep) vs Al Gross (Dem)

In Alaska, Sen. Dan Sullivan remains significantly ahead with about half of the votes counted. The AP shows that Sullivan is at 62% of the vote tallied so far, or nearly 200,000 votes. Gross is at 32%, or more than 61,000 votes.

North Carolina

Thorn Tills (Rep) vs Cal Cunningham (Dem)

In North Carolina, the AP shows Republican Tillis is ahead by nearly 100,000 votes out of five million, with 98% of the results in. Tillis has claimed victory for a second term, but his opponent, Democratic challenger Cal Cunningham, hasn't yet conceded.

Georgia

David Perdue (Rep) vs Jon Osoff (Dem)

Georgia (Special Election)

Raphael Warnock (Dem) vs Kelly Loeffler (Rep)

Both Georgia races are heading for runoffs in January as neither candidate has managed to achieve the required 50% threshold. Democrats will need to win both to level things up with Republicans. That would then see VP Kamala Harris have the deciding vote in case of a tie, which would offer fewer obstacles to getting Biden's agenda actioned.