June 9 is Primary Day in Five States: Overview and Live Results

June 9, 2020

Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic nomination over the weekend, ending what little suspense was left in finalizing the top of the ticket. Nonetheless, Georgia and West Virginia hold their presidential primaries on Tuesday, as Biden continues to build his delegate count heading toward the August convention. Those states, as well as Nevada, North Dakota and South Carolina also have congressional and - where applicable - gubernatorial primaries.

On this page, we provide an overview and live results for some of Tuesday's key primary elections. Associated with each section is a link to live results for the remainder of the state's contested primaries.  


Polls Close (Eastern Time)

Update: Polling places in Fulton County, Georgia (Atlanta and some suburbs) will remain open until 9:00 PM Eastern. As a result, we don't expect much - if anything - in the way of results prior to that time.

Your individual polling place may have different hours. Do not rely on this schedule to determine when to vote. 

7:00 PM Georgia, South Carolina
7:30 PM West Virginia
9:00 PM North Dakota*
10:00 PM Nevada

*Many polling places close an hour earlier


Results by State

Georgia Nevada North Dakota South Carolina West Virginia

 

Georgia

For any congressional primary (Senate or House) where no candidate gets a majority of the vote, the top two finishers will meet in an August 11 runoff election.

President: There are 105 pledged delegates available in the Democratic presidential primary.

Senate: Both Georgia U.S. Senate seats will be on the ballot this November. The seat currently held by David Perdue (R) is up for its regular six-year term. Perdue has no opposition to his renomination. On the Democratic side, a field of seven is competing. Jon Ossoff, who lost a fiercely-contested U.S. House special election race in 2017, is likely to receive the most votes. Ossoff saw 42% support in a recent poll. However, the survey also found 28% still undecided, so it is certainly possible Ossoff could get the 50% needed to avoid a runoff. 

If a runoff is necessary, Ossoff's likely opponent will be former Columbus mayor Teresa Tomlinson or Sarah Riggs Amico, who lost an election for Lt. Governor in 2018.

The other Senate seat is currently held by Kelly Loeffler (R), appointed by Gov. Brian Kemp when former Sen. Johnny Isakson resigned at the end of 2019. The special election is for the final two years of Isakson's term. Under Georgia special election law, there are no party primaries. Instead, all candidates from all parties will be on the ballot Election Day, November 3.

House: Georgia has 14 congressional districts, but not much general election drama in most of them. 12 of the districts are safe for the incumbent party. However, the two competitive suburban Atlanta districts will be closely watched. Karen Handel (R), who defeated Ossoff in the aforementioned special election, is attempting to regain the District 6 seat after losing to Lucy McBath (D) by one percentage point in the 2018 midterms.  The 2018 race in adjacent District 7 was the closest congressional race in the entire country. Incumbent Rob Woodall (R) was reelected by about 400 votes over Carolyn Bourdeaux (D). Woodall announced his retirement, creating an open primary on the Republican side. Bordeaux will attempt to be renominated in the Democratic primary.

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Nevada

House: There are contested primaries for both parties in all four congressional districts.  All of the incumbents are expected to prevail. Looking ahead, District 1 (Las Vegas) is safely Democratic in November, while District 2, covering the northern third of the state, is safely Republican. The Nevada Independent has overviews of the GOP primary candidates in District 3 and District 4.  These are more likely than not to stay Democratic in November, but could be competitive in the right environment. Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by 1% in District 3 in 2016.

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North Dakota

Governor: Gov. Doug Burgum (R) has has a nominal primary challenge. He should have little trouble with that or with winning a 2nd term in November.

House: Incumbent Kelly Armstrong (R) is unopposed. There's a Democratic primary to choose his opponent. Little general election suspense is expected in this race.

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South Carolina

For any congressional primary (Senate or House) where no candidate gets a majority of the vote, the top two finishers will meet in a June 23 runoff election.

Senate: Sen. Lindsey Graham is seeking a 4th term. He does have a primary, but should be renominated. The general election may prove more interesting. Graham has evolved into one of President Trump's most ardent defenders, which has given this race an outsized national profile. Democratic nominee Jaime Harrison outraised Graham in Q1, with about 92% of those donations coming from out of state.  Graham remains favored in this deep red state, but The Cook Political Report moved the race out of the 'safe' column in late April.

House: As noted earlier, neighboring Georgia has 14 districts, but only two are competitive in November. South Carolina has a parallel situation, at a smaller size.  The Palmetto State has seven districts, and only one is competitive. And as in Georgia, the competitive seat will be fiercely contested. In 2018, Joe Cunningham (D) won the coastal 1st District by just over 1%. Cunningham defeated Katie Arrington (R) who had beaten incumbent Mark Sanford (R) in that year's GOP primary. This is a district Donald Trump won by a 13 point margin in 2016.

Four Republicans are vying for the nomination. The frontrunners are state Rep. Nancy Mace and Mount Pleasant Councilwoman Kathy Landing. 

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West Virginia

The state that gave Donald Trump his largest percentage share of the vote in 2016 will also have elections for Senate, governor and U.S. House on the November, 2020 ballot.

President: There are 28 pledged delegates available in the Democratic presidential primary.

Senate: Shelley Moore Capito (R) should have little trouble winning her primary or a 2nd term in November.  Her opponent will likely be Richard Ojeda, who ran a brief campaign for president, or Paula Jean Swearengin, who unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin (D) in the 2018 Democratic Senate primary.

 

Governor:  Elected as a Democrat in 2016, Gov. Jim Justice switched to the GOP in 2017.  He's attracted six challengers in his bid to be renominated, but is expected to prevail. Five Democrats are vying for their party's nomination.  Justice is a strong favorite to win a second term in November.

House: All three GOP incumbents are seen as safe for reelection in November.

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