The Green Papers: Connecticut 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 11 August 2020
✓ General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Tuesday 9 June 2020 - Filing Deadline - Primary.
Friday 7 August 2020 - Filing Deadline - New Party/No Party (including President).
Tuesday 11 August 2020 - Primary. Polling hours 6:00a-8:00p EDT (1000-0000 UTC).
Tuesday 20 October 2020 - Filing Deadline - Write-in.
Tuesday 3 November 2020 - General Election. Polling hours 6:00a-8:00p EST (1100-0100 UTC).
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 3)
Governor:1 
2022-2030 Representatives:5(1.15% of 435)
2010 Census:3,581,628 (1.16% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:7(1.30% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:5(1.15% of 435)
Capital:Hartford
 

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Connecticut State and Local Government

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


11 May 2020: Due to the COVID-19 virus, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont decreased the number of petition signatures necessary and extended the petitioning deadline from 5 to 7 August.

Conventions are held in the spring by the Democratic and Republican Parties prior to the primary. Primaries are held for when a nomination is contested. Candidates must receive 15% or more support at the Convention or gather petition signatures to get onto the primary ballot. The Democratic Conventions are 11 May and the Republican Convention is 7 May (CD 1), 11 May (CD 2), 12 May (CD 3), 13 May (CD 4), 14 May (CD 5).


Election Calendars and Current: Elections & Voting - Home Page from the Connecticut Secretary of the State.

2020 Certificates of Party Endorsement from the Connecticut Secretary of the State.

11 August 2020 Primary List of Nominees from the Connecticut Secretary of the State.

11 August 2020 note: Reports state that 7 polling places in Connecticut are still without power due to last Tuesday's Tropical Storm "Isaias". These sites will use generators. Mail-in ballots will be counted as long as they are received by Thursday 13 August.

11 August 2020 Runoff results from a media source.


Candidate List November 2020 Election and REGISTERED WRITE-IN CANDIDATES from the Connecticut Secretary of the State.

3 November 2020 results from the Connecticut Secretary of the State.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 7 (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 (4, 10 write-ins)
  Elected Democratic 1,080,680 59.24% former Vice President Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr.
for Vice President: California Senator Kamala D. Harris
(7 Electoral Votes)
FEC P80000722; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,064,613,463; Dsb $1,063,053,521
  Candidate Republican 715,291 39.21% 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 20,227 1.11% Jo Jorgensen
for Vice President: Jeremy "Spike" Cohen
FEC P00013524; 23 Nov 20; Tot $3,405,357; Dsb $3,373,521
  Candidate Green 7,538 0.41% Howie Gresham Hawkins
for Vice President: Angela Nichole Walker
FEC P00012211; 23 Nov 20; Tot $495,566; Dsb $476,095
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 257 0.01% 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; (American Solidarity) 220 0.01% Brian T. Carroll
for Vice President: Amar Patel
FEC P00013771
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 22 0.00% Jade Simmons
for Vice President: Claudeligh J. Roze
FEC P00015537; 23 Nov 20; Tot $125,500; Dsb $72,644
  Candidate Write-in; (Republican) 13 0.00% Roque "Rocky" De La Fuente, Jr.
for Vice President: Darcy G. Richardson
FEC P60016342; 23 Nov 20; Tot $14,220,189; Dsb $14,208,041
  Candidate Write-in 12 0.00% Shawn W. Howard
for Vice President: Alyssa C. Howard
FEC P00011189; 23 Nov 20; Tot $3,386; Dsb $3,281
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 11 0.00% Mark Robert Charles
for Vice President: Adrian Wallace
FEC P00012039; 23 Nov 20; Tot $157,733; Dsb $155,506
  Candidate Write-in; (Non Affiliated) 6 0.00% Kasey J. Wells
for Vice President: Rachel M. Wells
FEC P00007864; 14 Oct 20; Tot $10,625; Dsb $10,578
  Candidate Write-in 2 0.00% Mary Ruth Caro Simmons
for Vice President: Sherrie Dow
  Candidate Write-in 1 0.00% Karynn Krill Weinstein
for Vice President: David Weinstein
  Candidate Write-in 0 0.00% Jeffrey J. Klojzy, Jr.
for Vice President: Thomas A. LeMay
Total 1,824,280 100.00%  

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

Class 1 Democratic Senator  Christopher Scott "Chris" Murphy
First elected: 2012; re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Christopher Scott "Chris" Murphy
FEC S2CT00132

Class 3 Democratic Senator  Richard Blumenthal
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Senator  Richard Blumenthal
FEC S0CT00177
  Candidate Republican     John J. Flynn
FEC S2CT00264

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: None, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Edward "Ned" Lamont
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Elected on a ticket with- but nominated separately from- the Governor;

  Democratic Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz
First elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
5 Democratic (5 Renominated)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  John B. Larson
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 1998
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 222,668 63.76% Member of Congress  John B. Larson
FEC H8CT01046; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,386,321; Dsb $1,287,685
  Candidate Republican 122,111 34.97% West Hartford Town Councilor  Mary Fay
FEC H0CT01126; 31 Dec 20; Tot $26,836; Dsb $25,118
  Candidate Green 4,458 1.28% Thomas "Tom" McCormick
FEC H8CT01152
Total 349,237 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Joseph D. "Joe" Courtney
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2006
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (4, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 217,982 59.37% Member of Congress  Joseph D. "Joe" Courtney
FEC H2CT02112; 23 Nov 20; Tot $967,543; Dsb $979,834
  Candidate Republican 140,340 38.22% Justin Anderson
FEC H0CT02207; 23 Nov 20; Tot $80,227; Dsb $78,712
  Candidate Green 4,949 1.35% Cassandra Martineau
FEC H0CT02215
  Candidate Libertarian 3,901 1.06% Daniel J. "Dan" Reale
FEC H8CT02085
  Candidate Write-in 9 0.00% John M. Traceski
Total 367,181 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 3
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Rosa L. DeLauro
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 1990
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 203,265 58.73% Member of Congress  Rosa L. DeLauro
FEC H0CT03072; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,911,583; Dsb $1,753,770
  Candidate Republican; Independent Party of Connecticut 137,596 39.76% Margaret Streicker
FEC H0CT03155; 23 Nov 20; Tot $2,016,116; Dsb $1,854,225
  Candidate Green 5,240 1.51% Justin Cobb Paglino
FEC H0CT03163; 31 Dec 20; Tot $29,200; Dsb $28,670
Total 346,101 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Jim Himes
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3, 1 write-in) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic 223,832 62.15% Member of Congress  Jim Himes
FEC H8CT04172; 23 Nov 20; Tot $1,604,167; Dsb $2,142,960
  Candidate Republican 130,627 36.27% Jonathan Riddle
FEC H0CT04195; 30 Sep 20; Tot $28,491; Dsb $12,171
  Candidate Independent Party of Connecticut 5,656 1.57% Brian Merlen
FEC H0CT04211
  Candidate Write-in 10 0.00% Yusheng Peng
FEC H0CT04245
Total 360,125 100.00%  

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 5
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Member of Congress  Jahana Hayes
• Re-elected Tuesday 3 November 2020
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
Renominated
 Candidate list (3) - 117th Congress
  Elected Democratic; Working Families 192,484 55.07% Member of Congress  Jahana Hayes
FEC H8CT05245; 23 Nov 20; Tot $2,056,350; Dsb $1,523,470
  Candidate Republican 151,988 43.48% David Xavier Sullivan
FEC H0CT05200; 23 Nov 20; Tot $430,195; Dsb $406,170
  Candidate Independent Party of Connecticut 5,052 1.45% Bruce W. Walczak
FEC H0CT05242
Total 349,524 100.00%  

Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Secretary of State Denise W. Merrill
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Treasurer  Shawn T. Wooden
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Comptroller  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014, 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022

  Democratic Attorney General  William Tong
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
 

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): 13 incumbents, 1 candidate
  Republican: 3 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): 4 candidates
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  American Solidarity: 1 candidate
  Conservative USA
  Independent Party of Connecticut (affiliate of Alliance Party): 3 candidates
  Unity
  Working Families: 1 candidate
Independents
  Independent: 3 candidates
  Non Affiliated: 1 candidate
  Other
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Not readily classifiable
  Write-in: 12 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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Election Authority
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  State Elections Commission
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
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Democratic
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Republican
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Third Party
  AMiGO Party
  Connecticut Working Families Party
  Conservative Party USA Connecticut
  Green Party of Connecticut
  Labor Party - Connecticut Valley Chapter
  Libertarian Party of Connecticut
  The Green Party of Connecticut
  The Independent Party of Connecticut
  The Unity Party of Connecticut
Media & others
  Bristol Press
  Capitol Report - Connecticut
  Connecticut Journal - Moodus
  Connecticut Political Watch
  CTNewsJunkie
  Greenwich Time
  Hartford Courant
  Journal Inquirer - Manchester
  New Britain Herald
  New Haven Register
  Norwich Bulletin
  Politics1.com - Connecticut
  Republican-American - Waterbury
  The Advocate - Stamford
  The Connecticut Post - Bridgeport
  The Day - New London
  The Middletown Press
  The News-Times - Danbury
  The Record-Journal - Meriden
  The Register Citizen - Torrington, Winsted, Litchfield
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