2020–21 United States Senate special election in Georgia

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2020–21 United States Senate special election in Georgia

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  Raphael Warnock for Senate (cropped).jpg Kelly Loeffler (cropped).jpg
Candidate Raphael Warnock Kelly Loeffler
Party Democratic Republican
First round 1,617,035
32.9%
1,273,214
25.9%
Runoff 2,281,671
50.99%
2,192,776
49.01%

  Doug Collins, Official portrait, 113th Congress (cropped).jpg 3x4.svg
Candidate Doug Collins Deborah Jackson
Party Republican Democratic
First round 980,454
20.0%
324,118
6.60%
Runoff Eliminated Eliminated

2020 United States Senate special election in Georgia results map by county.svg
2020 United States Senate special runoff election in Georgia results map by county.svg
Map key
Warnock:      20–30%      30–40%      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Loeffler:      20–30%      30–40%      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      90–100%
Collins:      20–30%      30–40%      40–50%      50–60%

U.S. Senator before election

Kelly Loeffler
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Raphael Warnock
Democratic

A special election was held to elect a Senator from the U.S. state of Georgia in two rounds on November 3, 2020; and January 5, 2021. It was held because Republican Class III Senator Johnny Isakson resigned. Raphael Warnock got the most votes with 32.9%, and Kelly Loeffler came in second with 25.9% in the first round. Because no one got more than 50% of votes, a second round was held between the two highest.[1] Warnock is projected to win the second round of the election.[2] The regular Class II election was also held on the same dates with two rounds.

Results[change | change source]

First round[change | change source]

Since no candidate won more than 50% of the vote on November 3, the top two finishers—Republican Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Raphael Warnock—went to a January 5, 2021 runoff election.[3][4]

2020–21 United States Senate special election in Georgia[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Raphael Warnock 1,617,035 32.90
Republican Kelly Loeffler (incumbent) 1,273,214 25.91
Republican Doug Collins 980,454 19.95
Democratic Deborah Jackson 324,118 6.60
Democratic Matt Lieberman 136,021 2.77
Democratic Tamara Johnson-Shealey 106,767 2.17
Democratic Jamesia James 94,406 1.92
Republican Derrick Grayson 51,592 1.05
Democratic Joy Felicia Slade 44,945 0.91
Republican Annette Davis Jackson 44,335 0.90
Republican Kandiss Taylor 40,349 0.82
Republican Wayne Johnson (withdrawn) 36,176 0.74
Libertarian Brian Slowinski 35,431 0.72
Democratic Richard Dien Winfield 28,687 0.58
Democratic Ed Tarver 26,333 0.54
Independent Allen Buckley 17,954 0.37
Green John Fortuin 15,293 0.31
Independent Al Bartell 14,640 0.30
Independent Valencia Stovall 13,318 0.27
Independent Michael Todd Greene 13,293 0.27
Total votes 4,914,361 100.0

Second round (run-off)[change | change source]

2021 United States Senate special election in Georgia runoff
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Raphael Warnock
Republican Kelly Loeffler (incumbent)
Total votes
Democratic gain from Republican


References[change | change source]

  1. Singer, Jeff (August 28, 2019). "Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 8/28". Daily Kos. Retrieved August 28, 2019.
  2. "Warnock and Loeffler work to consolidate voters for runoff". AP NEWS. December 27, 2020.
  3. Nussbaum, Katie. "Georgia Senate runoffs: Kamala Harris stumps in Savannah, Trump pressures for overturn and the heat turns up". Savannah Morning News.
  4. "2020 General Election Official Results - US SENATE (LOEFFLER) - SPECIAL". Georgia Secretary of State. Retrieved November 26, 2020.