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2020 Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance


 

This "at a glance" look at the primary in each State simply lists the winner (and, in many cases, the candidate who came in second) in each Primary in chronological order.

boldface followed by (inc) indicates the incumbent


 
2020 Gubernatorial Primaries at a Glance
Date State Democrat
Democrat
Republican
Republican
R Winner % Second % R Winner % Second %
Tuesday 3 March 2020 North Carolina                    
Sunday 15 March 2020 (presumably) Puerto Rico                    
Tuesday 21 April 2020 North Carolina R         R        
Tuesday 5 May 2020 (presumably) Indiana                    
Tuesday 12 May 2020 North Carolina R         R        
West Virginia                    
Tuesday 2 June 2020 Montana                    
Tuesday 9 June 2020 North Dakota                    
Tuesday 23 June 2020 (presumably) Utah                    
Tuesday 4 August 2020 Missouri                    
Washington                    
Tuesday 11 August 2020 Minnesota                    
Vermont                    
Tuesday 8 September 2020 (presumably) New Hampshire                    
Tuesday 15 September 2020 (presumably) Delaware                    
 
 

Key

  • If a candidate wins 75.5% or more of the primary vote, the second place finisher is not listed.
  • U means that this candidate ran in the primary unopposed (that is, with no other candidates appearing on the ballot but him/her). Please note that write-ins do NOT count as such "other candidates on the ballot" but the appearance of "Uncommitted" (or equivalent, such as "None of the Above") on a ballot DOES.
  • L indicates a landslide majority [60.5 to 75.4% of the primary vote] for the winner.
  • D indicates a decisive majority [52.5 to 60.4% of the primary vote] for the winner.
  • N indicates a narrow majority [50.0(+1 vote) to 52.4% of the primary vote] for the winner.
  • Where a winning (or, in a runoff State, leading) candidate has failed to gain at least a majority of the primary vote, the winner(leader) of the primary and the candidate who came in second are both listed with their respective percentages of the primary vote rounded up or down to the nearest whole integer.
  • C indicates the Party's nominee was chosen by a Party-run process other than the Primary (State Convention, Party Central Committee or equivalent).
  • P indicates Primary cancelled / nomination by default because nominee was the only candidate to have filed for this Party's Primary for this office. P also applies to nominees-to-be by apparent Party consensus (i.e. no opposition at an ensuing Convention).
  • R indicates any Runoff which has been scheduled for this date.
 


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