What are the results of the 2020 Senate elections?
2020 United States Senate elections
What happens if the Senate votes and results in a tie?
“The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided” (U.S. Constitution, Article I, section 3). Since 1789, 285 tie-breaking votes have been cast.
What happens if the Senate votes yes?
Senators vote by voice. Those who support the bill say “yea,” and those who oppose it say “nay.” If a majority of the Senators say “yea,” the bill passes in the U.S. Senate and is ready to go to the President.
Who is the most powerful person in Senate?
The majority leader serves as the chief representative of their party in the Senate, and is considered the most powerful member of the Senate.
Can a senator sue another senator for something said on the Senate floor?
Senators or Representatives cannot be sued for slander occurring during Congressional debate. The members of Congress cannot create jobs or raise salaries of jobs they hope to hold in the future. The members of Congress may not simultaneously serve in Congress and hold a position in the executive branch.
What do the senators vote for?
The Senate votes on bills, resolutions, motions, amendments, nominations, and treaties in a variety of ways.
What would happen if the Senate split 50-50?
While the pathway for Democrats to win the seats needed for a majority still exists, Republicans had strong standing in all of the still-uncalled races. A 50-50 Senate split would give whichever party held the White House control of the chamber, as the Vice President would hold the tie-breaking vote.
Which states will control the Senate after the inauguration?
Stay tuned on Nov. 3 for live analysis from our reporters. Democrats will control the Senate following the presidential inauguration, after sweeping both runoff elections in Georgia. Polls closed at midnight EST in Alaska and Hawaii. We are tracking how states have shifted in favoring Democrats and Republicans.
How did the presidential race affect down-ballot Senate races?
The presidential race loomed large over the down-ballot Senate races, and Republican candidates were often strapped to a divisive President who did not go out of his way to help many of them.
Who will advance to the runoff in the Georgia Senate race?
Georgia Senator David Perdue, the Republican incumbent, and Democratic challenger Jon Ossoff are projected to advance to a January runoff, as are two candidates from the other Senate race in that state, Republican Senator Kelly Loeffler and Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock.