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Chapter : Democrats and Republicans Comment on 2020 Election Results : November 5 and 6, 2020
Democrats and Republicans Comment on 2020 Election Results : November 5 and 6, 2020
While much of the nation’s focus in November 2020 was on the presidential election, voters across the country were also going to the polls to choose 435 members of the House of Representatives, thirty-five senators (two were special elections), eleven governors, seats in eighty-six state legislatures, local leaders, and the outcome of dozens of referenda. Nationally, Democrats lost ground in the House but maintained control, and they picked up seats in the Senate. In the states, there were few changes in control of either governorships or legislatures. Of the many referenda considered by voters, among the most ...