The Green Papers: Washington 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 4 August 2020
✓ General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Friday 15 May 2020 - Filing deadline.
Tuesday 4 August 2020 - Primary. Polling hours end at 8:00p PDT (0300 UTC). Washington votes by mail. Ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day, or dropped off in a designated ballot box by 8 p.m. local time on Election Day.
Friday 7 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - President.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours end at 8:00p PST (0400 UTC). Washington votes by mail. Ballots must be postmarked no later than Midnight local time going into Election Day itself, or dropped off in a designated ballot box by 8 p.m. local time on Election Day itself.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - Filing Deadline - Write-in.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2022-2030 Representatives:10(2.30% of 435)
2010 Census:6,753,369 (2.18% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:12(2.23% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:10(2.30% of 435)
Capital:Olympia
 

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Washington State and Local Government

Washington 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Washington State's Top Two Primary

  • The two candidates who receive the most votes in the primary and receive at least 1% of the votes cast qualify for the general election.
  • Each candidate for partisan office may state a political party that he or she prefers. A candidate's preference does not imply that the candidate is nominated or endorsed by the party, or that the party approves of or associates with that candidate.
  • To trigger a mandatory machine recount, the difference between the top two vote-getters must be less than 2,000 votes and less than 0.5% of the total number of votes cast for both candidates.
  • To trigger a manual recount in a statewide election, the difference between the top two vote-getters must be less than 1,000 votes and less 0.25% of the total number of votes cast for both candidates.

Elections Calendar (use arrows to see the appropriate month) and Dates and Deadlines from the Washington Secretary of State.

Primary 2020 Candidate List from the Washington Secretary of State.

4 August 2020 Primary results and results from media sources.

4 August 2020 Primary returns from an official source.

General Election 2020 Candidate List from the Washington Secretary of State.

3 November 2020 returns from the Washington Secretary of State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 12 (Winner-take-all), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2020
 Candidate list (6, 38 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 2,369,612 57.97% former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
(12 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80000722; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,064,613,463; Dsb $1,063,053,521
  Candidate Republican 1,584,651 38.77% President Donald John Trump
for Vice President: Vice President Michael R. "Mike" Pence
FEC P80001571; 23 Nov 20; Tot $717,303,371; Dsb $718,174,436
  Candidate Libertarian 80,500 1.97% Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 23 Nov 20; Tot $3,405,357; Dsb $3,373,521
  Candidate Scattering 27,252 0.67% WRITE-IN
  Candidate Green 18,289 0.45% Howie Gresham Hawkins
for Vice President: Angela Nichole Walker
FEC P00012211; 23 Nov 20; Tot $495,566; Dsb $476,095
  Candidate Socialism and Liberation 4,840 0.12% Gloria Estela La Riva
for Vice President: Sunil Freeman
FEC P80005572; 23 Nov 20; Tot $43,674; Dsb $39,726
  Candidate Socialist Workers Party 2,487 0.06% Alyson Kennedy
for Vice President: Malcolm M. Jarrett
  Candidate Write-in     Dennis Andrew Ball
American Party of America
  Candidate Write-in; (Conservative USA)     Don Blankenship
for Vice President: William Alan Mohr
FEC P00014209; 20 Dec 20; Tot $83,880; Dsb $83,880
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     President R19 Boddie
for Vice President: Eric C. Stoneham
filed as President Rig Boddie.

FEC P00017202
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Philip Dean Boynton
  Candidate Write-in; (Green)     Susan Maude Buchser-Lochocki
FEC P00014357; 30 Nov 20; Tot $12,794; Dsb $12,652
  Candidate Write-in; (American Solidarity)     Brian T. Carroll
FEC P00013771
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Todd Cella
for Vice President: Timothy Bryan "Tim" Cella
  Candidate Write-in; (Independence)     Mark Robert Charles
for Vice President: Adrian Demetrias Wallace
FEC P00012039; 23 Nov 20; Tot $157,733; Dsb $155,506
  Candidate Write-in; (Prohibition Party; Independent)     former Libertyville Township Illinois Trustee Phil Andrew Collins
FEC P00014522
  Candidate Write-in; (Alliance Party)     Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente, Jr.
FEC P60016342; 23 Nov 20; Tot $14,220,189; Dsb $14,208,041
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Ryan Stephen Ehrenreich
for Vice President: Veronica Ehrenreich
FEC P00011395
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Shereen Asama Elbaz
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitutional)     Betsy Pauline Elgar
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Randall Patrick Foltyniewicz
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Lee Christopher "Chris" Franklin
FEC P00015867
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Thomas "Tom" Hoefling
for Vice President: Andy Prior
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Shawn W. Howard
for Vice President: Alyssa C. Howard
FEC P00011189; 23 Nov 20; Tot $3,386; Dsb $3,281
  Candidate Write-in; (Progressive)     Dario David Hunter
for Vice President: Dawn Neptune Adams
FEC P00010124; 23 Nov 20; Tot $33,396; Dsb $31,461
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Princess Khadijah Maryam Jacob-Fambro
for Vice President: Khadijah Maryam Jacob, Sr.
FEC P20004768
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Take Jones
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Andrew Maurice Kelley
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Michael Mahan Lawlor
  Candidate Write-in     John Manimas Medeiros
for Vice President: Henry Jackson
Real Democracy

FEC P00014126; 31 Dec 20; Tot $6,104; Dsb $6,105
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Brock Jeffrey Pierce
for Vice President: Karla Marie Ballard
FEC P00016550; 23 Nov 20; Tot $6,347,587; Dsb $6,315,486
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Albert L. Raley
for Vice President: Darlene Raley
Albert Raley: Independent Candidate.
Darlene Raley: Republican Party
  Candidate Write-in; (No Affiliation)     Deborah Ann "Debbie" Rouse
for Vice President: Sheila Marie Cannon
FEC P00005207
  Candidate Write-in; (Unaffiliated)     Jade Simmons
for Vice President: Claudeliah J. Roze
FEC P00015537; 23 Nov 20; Tot $125,500; Dsb $72,644
  Candidate Write-in     Mary Ruth Caro Simmons
for Vice President: Sherrie Dow
Write-in Party.
Appears as Mary Ruth Can Simmons on Secretary of State list.
  Candidate Write-in; (Democratic)     Ronald Bryan Smith
FEC P00017376
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Steven Spenser
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Silvia Stagg
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Christopher Stried
FEC P00009084
  Candidate Write-in     Marcus Errellius Sykes
Populous Party for Marcus Sykes

FEC P00013417; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,310; Dsb $1,310
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Rossi Wade
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated)     Kasey J. Wells
for Vice President: Rachel M. Wells
FEC P00007864; 14 Oct 20; Tot $10,625; Dsb $10,578
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Kanye "Deez Nutz" West
for Vice President: Michelle Tidball
FEC P00016741; 23 Nov 20; Tot $14,442,390; Dsb $12,135,513
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent)     Andy Hope Williams, Jr.
FEC P00015271
Total 4,087,631 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Maria E. Cantwell
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2006, 2012, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Maria E. Cantwell
FEC S8WA00194

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Patricia L. "Patty" Murray
First elected: 1992; re-elected: 1998, 2004, 2010, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Nicolaus Sleister
FEC S2WA00338

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020. Term Limit: None, All Governors

Chair up for regular election Democratic Governor  Jay R. Inslee
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 2,294,243 56.56% Governor  Jay R. Inslee
22 August 2019: Running for re-election after withdrawing as a Presidential contender.
  Candidate Republican 1,749,066 43.12% Loren Culp
  Candidate Scattering 13,145 0.32% WRITE-IN
Total 4,056,454 100.00%  

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Lieutenant Governor  Cyrus Habib
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 19 March 2020: "I have decided that I will not be running for re-election this year, and instead will pursue a different calling by joining the Jesuit order of the Catholic Church."
 ** Open Office (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 1,658,405 45.61% Member of Congress  Dennis "Denny" Heck
Member of Congress CD 10
  Candidate Democratic 1,218,548 33.51% state Senator  Marko Liias
  Candidate Scattering 759,076 20.88% WRITE-IN
Total 3,636,029 100.00%  

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
7 Democratic (6 on General Election ballot, 1 Open);
3 Republican (3 on General Election ballot)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Suzan Kay DelBene
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected in a special election for the 112th Congress and in a concurrent regular election to the 113th Congress: 6 November 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 249,944 58.55% Member of Congress  Suzan Kay DelBene
FEC H0WA08046; 31 Dec 20; Tot $2,189,501; Dsb $1,903,677
  Candidate Republican 176,407 41.33% Sultan City Councilman  Jeffrey Allen Beeler, Sr.
FEC H8WA01077; 23 Nov 20; Tot $60,714; Dsb $59,434
  Candidate Scattering 511 0.12% WRITE-IN
Total 426,862 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2000
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 255,252 63.09% Member of Congress  Richard Ray "Rick" Larsen
FEC H0WA02080; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,282,225; Dsb $1,160,909
  Candidate Republican 148,384 36.67% Timothy Scott "Tim" Hazelo
FEC H0WA02197; 23 Nov 20; Tot $48,428; Dsb $47,794
  Candidate Scattering 962 0.24% WRITE-IN
Total 404,598 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Jaime Lynn Herrera Beutler
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 235,579 56.37% Member of Congress  Jaime Lynn Herrera Beutler
FEC H0WA03187; 23 Nov 20; Tot $4,584,844; Dsb $4,500,041
  Candidate Democratic 181,347 43.39% Carolyn N. Long
FEC H8WA03198; 23 Nov 20; Tot $4,183,442; Dsb $4,150,750
  Candidate Scattering 977 0.23% WRITE-IN
Total 417,903 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Daniel Milton "Dan" Newhouse
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 202,108 66.21% Member of Congress  Daniel Milton "Dan" Newhouse
FEC H4WA04104; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,179,809; Dsb $958,156
  Candidate Democratic 102,667 33.63% Douglas E. 'Doug" McKinley, Jr.
FEC H6WA04141; 23 Nov 20; Tot $61,825; Dsb $58,475
  Candidate Scattering 488 0.16% WRITE-IN
Total 305,263 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Republican Member of Congress  Cathy Ann McMorris Rodgers
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2004
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Elected Republican 247,815 61.29% Member of Congress  Cathy Ann McMorris Rodgers
FEC H4WA05077; 23 Nov 20; Tot $4,380,556; Dsb $3,260,381
  Candidate Democratic 155,737 38.51% Dave Wilson
FEC H0WA05133; 17 Nov 20; Tot $112,783; Dsb $112,783
  Candidate Scattering 808 0.20% WRITE-IN
Total 404,360 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 6
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Derek Kilmer
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 247,429 59.30% Member of Congress  Derek Kilmer
FEC H2WA06129; 31 Dec 20; Tot $2,557,719; Dsb $2,564,803
  Candidate Republican 168,783 40.45% Elizabeth Kreiselmaier
FEC H0WA06081; 23 Nov 20; Tot $156,078; Dsb $143,760
  Candidate Scattering 1,004 0.24% WRITE-IN
Total 417,216 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 7
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Pramila Jayapal
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 387,109 82.99% Member of Congress  Pramila Jayapal
FEC H6WA07458; 23 Nov 20; Tot $2,630,545; Dsb $1,508,080
  Candidate Republican 78,240 16.77% Craig Keller
FEC H4WA07073; 23 Nov 20; Tot $4,607; Dsb $5,184
  Candidate Scattering 1,113 0.24% WRITE-IN
Total 466,462 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 8
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Kim Schrier
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 213,123 51.71% Member of Congress  Kim Schrier
FEC H8WA08189; 23 Nov 20; Tot $5,417,629; Dsb $3,752,064
  Candidate Republican 198,423 48.15% Jesse Jensen
FEC H0WA08103; 31 Dec 20; Tot $854,741; Dsb $843,795
  Candidate Scattering 566 0.14% WRITE-IN
Total 412,112 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 9
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  David Adam "Adam" Smith
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 1996
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 258,771 74.14% Member of Congress  David Adam "Adam" Smith
FEC H6WA09025; 31 Dec 20; Tot $1,327,196; Dsb $933,145
  Candidate Republican 89,697 25.70% Douglas Michael "Doug" Basler
FEC H4WA09061; 23 Nov 20; Tot $22,536; Dsb $12,682
  Candidate Scattering 582 0.17% WRITE-IN
Total 349,050 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 10
Seat up for regular election
Open
Democratic Member of Congress  Dennis "Denny" Heck
First elected: 2012
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Open Seat - 4 December 2019: "Today, I announce my retirement from a career in public service that began over forty years ago."
3 April 2020: Candidate for Lieutenant Governor.
4 August 2020: On the November ballot for Lieutenant Governor.
 ** Open Seat (no incumbent) **
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 167,937 49.33% former Tacoma Mayor Marilyn Strickland
FEC H0WA10034; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,780,995; Dsb $1,713,361
  Candidate Democratic 121,040 35.56% state Representative  Beth Doglio
FEC H0WA10075; 31 Dec 20; Tot $1,483,736; Dsb $1,483,736
  Candidate Scattering 51,430 15.11% WRITE-IN
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican)     Martin V. "Marty" McClendon
Lost 4 August 2020 Republican Primary for Lieutenant Governor. Now running as a write-in for U.S. House CD 10.

FEC H4WA06075; 23 Nov 20; Tot $55,374; Dsb $50,534
Total 340,407 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

Seat up for regular election Republican Secretary of State  Kim Wyman
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot -

27 March 2017: Secretary of State Wyman announced that she has colon cancer. The prognosis is good. During treatments, Assistant Secretary Mark Neary will assume responsibility for day-to-day operations and Deputy Secretary Greg Lane may represent the office as needed.

 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Republican 2,116,141 53.61% Secretary of State  Kim Wyman
  Candidate Democratic 1,826,710 46.27% state Representative  Gael Tarleton
  Candidate Scattering 4,666 0.12% WRITE-IN
Total 3,947,517 100.00%  

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

Seat up for regular election Democratic Attorney General  Bob Ferguson
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 2,226,418 56.43% Attorney General  Bob Ferguson
  Candidate Republican 1,714,927 43.47% Matt Larkin
  Candidate Scattering 3,968 0.10% WRITE-IN
Total 3,945,313 100.00%  

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

Seat up for regular election Republican Treasurer Duane A. Davidson
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 2,089,159 53.41% state Representative  Mike Pellicciotti
  Candidate Republican 1,818,895 46.50% Treasurer Duane A. Davidson
  Candidate Scattering 3,339 0.09% WRITE-IN
Total 3,911,393 100.00%  

Auditor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

Seat up for regular election Democratic Auditor Patrice "Pat" McCarthy
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 2,260,830 58.00% Auditor Patrice "Pat" McCarthy
  Candidate Republican 1,633,956 41.92% Chris Leyba
  Candidate Scattering 3,316 0.09% WRITE-IN
Total 3,898,102 100.00%  

Commissioner of Public Lands  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

Seat up for regular election Democratic Public Lands Commissioner  Hilary Franz
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 2,212,158 56.69% Public Lands Commissioner  Hilary Franz
  Candidate Republican 1,686,320 43.21% Sue Kuehl Pederson
  Candidate Scattering 3,799 0.10% WRITE-IN
Total 3,902,277 100.00%  

Insurance Commissioner  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

Seat up for regular election Democratic Insurance Commissioner  Mike Kreidler
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2000; re-elected: 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Democratic 2,506,693 65.39% Insurance Commissioner  Mike Kreidler
  Candidate Republican 1,308,292 34.13% Chirayu Avinash Patel
  Candidate Scattering 18,576 0.48% WRITE-IN
Total 3,833,561 100.00%  

Superintendent of Public Instruction  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2016, 2020

Seat up for regular election Nonpartisan; (Democratic) Public Instruction Superintendent  Chris Reykdal
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
on General Election ballot
 Candidate list (2, 1 write-in)
  Elected Nonpartisan; (Democratic) 1,955,365 54.57% Public Instruction Superintendent  Chris Reykdal
  Candidate Nonpartisan; (Republican) 1,609,643 44.92% Maia Espinoza
  Candidate Scattering 17,957 0.50% WRITE-IN
Total 3,582,965 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 16 incumbents, 26 candidates
  Republican: 5 incumbents, 20 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green (affiliates): 2 candidates
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
Other Third Parties
  Alliance Party (affiliates): 1 candidate
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Christian Liberty
  Conservative USA: 1 candidate
  Constitutional: 1 candidate
  Independence (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Socialism and Liberation: 1 candidate
  Progressive: 1 candidate
  Prohibition Party (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Socialist Alternative
  Socialist Workers Party: 1 candidate
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 16 candidates
  No Affiliation: 1 candidate
  Non Affiliated: 3 candidates
  Nonpartisan: 1 incumbent, 2 candidates
  Unaffiliated: 3 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 20 candidates
  Write-in: 38 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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  "APPARENT" ELECTORAL VOTE for President of the United States: 1856 to present  
  ELECTORAL VOTE for President of the United States (as pledged and as officially counted)  
  ELECTORAL VOTE for Vice President of the United States (as pledged and as officially counted)  
 
2020 Primaries and Runoffs for Statewide offices/Congress
  Alphabetically   --   Alphabetically with Filing Deadlines  
  Chronologically   --   Chronologically with Filing Deadlines  
  Poll Closing Times (with time zones)  
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General Election Poll Closing Times (with time zones)
  Alphabetically   --   Chronologically   --   Electoral College  
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Poll Closing Times (list)
  All Elections     Primary/Special Elections     General Elections  
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  Presidential Candidates     Presidential Candidates by State     Presidential Candidate Ballot Access by State  
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  Governors     Senate     House  
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  Senators by 'Class'  
  Governors by election 'cycle'  
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  Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance   --   Senatorial Primaries at a Glance  
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  Open Governor's Chairs, Senate and House Seats (the incumbent is not running for re-election)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with no incumbent running for them  
  Uncontested Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats (one candidate running for office)  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with multiple incumbents running for them  
  Governor's Chairs, Senate, and U.S. House Seats with only one major party candidate running for office  
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  2020 Partisan Composition by State  
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  Political Parties  
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  Senate Electoral Classes  
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  Statewide Political Party Strength going into the 2020 Presidential Election  
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  Comparative Political Party Predominance in each State, 2000 thru 2016  
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History
  Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States  
  Dates of DIRECT PRIMARY Elections re: Major Party Nominations for Statewide and/or Federal Office  
  Length of Terms of Office of STATE Governors throughout American History  
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  Dates of U.S. Presidential Election "Events": 1789 to present  
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  Complete Constitutional provisions for the election of the President and Vice-President  
  Complete Federal Law governing the election of a President and Vice-President and filling of vacancies of the same  
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