2020 US elections: Republicans lead Senate votes

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, casts his vote ahead of the Nov. 8 presidential election, at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, in Cleveland | Photo: AP / David Dermer

While Democratic candidate Joe Biden takes a lead on the 2020 US Presidential elections, the Republicans are leading the Senate votes with a total of 45 seats, while Democrats are close behind with 43.

This election, there are 30 no election seats for the Republican Party, while Democrats have 33 and other parties, 2. In the election, so far the Republicans have secured 15 seats, while Democrats have managed to 10.

Some of the notable races, as per the Associated Press are;

  • Arizona – Mark Kelly leads
  • Iowa – Joni Emst leads
  • Maine – Susan Collin leads
  • Michigan – John James leads
  • Montana – Steve Daines leads
  • North Carolina – Thom Tillis leads
  • Alabama – Tommy Tuberville won (Republican)
  • Colorado – John Hickenlooper won (Democrat)
  • Georgia – Runoff election to be scheduled
  • Kansas – Roger Marshall won (Republican)
  • Kentucky – Mitch MacConnell won (Republican)
  • South Carolina – Linsdey Graham won (Republican)

Constitution requires the Senate to be divided into three classes for purposes of elections.  Senators are elected to six-year terms, and every two years the members of one class—approximately one-third of the senators—face election or reelection.

The class II Senators face elections this year, as the terms for Class I expires in 2025, and Class III in 2023.