Alabama 2020 presidential election results

Alabama 2020 presidential election results

The Trump administration's handling of the COVID-19 crisis, its economic fallout, and the nation's uneasy mood all seemed to be on the ballot. Stunning amounts of cash flowed to Democrats from millions of Americans apparently voting with their pocketbooks; Republicans tapped deep-pocketed donors to shore up GOP senators.

The two contenders split the first USA states to be projected in the White House race, with conservative states like Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee going to Trump and Democratic-leaning Massachusetts, Vermont and Virginia going to Biden, according to projections by television networks and Edison Research. They last held the presidency, Senate and House in 2009 and 2010, the first two years of Barack Obama's presidency. Senators confirm administration nominees, including the Cabinet, and can propel or stall the White House agenda. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky easily beat Democrat Amy McGrath, a veteran whose campaign drew national attention and money from Democrats who wanted to end his reign as Senate majority leader. As of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, the GOP maintained its margin in the Senate.

In 2017, Jones won a fluke victory in the deep-red pro-Trump state against a Republican rival hit by a sex scandal.

Freshman Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell became the first incumbent to lose on Election Day, falling to Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez in a South Florida district that President Donald Trump lost decisively in 2016.

Polls closed in key states where some of the nation's most well-known senators were on the ballot. Victors included the number three House leaders of each party; Democrat James Clyburn of SC and Republican Liz Cheney of Wyoming. Their campaigns swooped into key states, including Iowa, Georgia and MI, in the final days of the race.

Alabama has voted Republican in every presidential election since 1980, reliably serving as a Republican stronghold.

The two seats gained by Democrats both came in North Carolina.

Democrats' ability to win a majority depends heavily on results to be determined in Maine, North Carolina and Arizona. Democratic challenger Sara Gideon met voters at the Whistle Stop cafe for breakfast Monday. Ms. Collins has typically rallied support as a centrist with an independent streak, but the tight contest shows the difficulty GOP senators have appealing to Mr. Trump's most ardent backers while also retaining support from more moderate voters.

No Republican incumbent had been defeated with more than 150 races still undecided.

Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) was challenged for reelection by the state's popular Democratic governor, Steve Bullock. In Tennessee, Republican Bill Hagerty won the seat held by Sen. Barbara Bollier, a former Republican, who energized Democrats in a state that hasn't elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1932.

In the presidential battleground of Michigan, Republicans have made an aggressive push for John James, a Black Republican businessman, against Democratic Sen. There were just 13 Democratic-held vacant seats caused by departures, including one death - Georgia Rep. John Lewis, the civil rights hero.

"We think the numbers are moving", said Senate Leadership Fund president Steven Law.

Both Biden and Trump touched down in Georgia, where the state is seeing a boost of new voters. Georgia's two Senate seats were at stake and could very well push to a January 5 runoff if no candidate reached beyond the 50% threshold. David Perdue, the former business executive Mr. Trump calls his favorite senator, tried to stave off Democrat Jon Ossoff, another candidate who has benefited from the "green wave" of campaign donations.

Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler, who was appointed as Isakson's replacement a year ago, is running in a multi-party, multi-candidate "jungle primary" special election, featuring a powerful Republican opponent, Representative Doug Collins.

Voters will likely to get a chance to weigh in on that race again. Mr Trump's repeated false statements downplaying the virus's severity have also given Democrats political fodder.

Sen. Susan Collins of ME is considered one of the most vulnerable Republicans.

Iowa Senator Joni Ernst was fighting for a second term against Democrat Theresa Greenfield.

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