2020 United States House of Representatives election in South Dakota

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2020 United States House of Representatives election in South Dakota, at-large district

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Nominee Dusty Johnson Randy Luallin
Party Republican Libertarian
Popular vote 321,984 75,748
Percentage 81.0% 19.0%

South Dakota House Election Results by County, 2020.svg
County results
Johnson:      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%
Luallin:      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. Representative before election

Dusty Johnson
Republican

Elected U.S. Representative

Dusty Johnson
Republican

The 2020 United States House of Representatives election in South Dakota was held on November 3, 2020, to elect the U.S. Representative from South Dakota's at-large congressional district. The election coincided with the 2020 U.S. presidential election, as well as other elections to the House of Representatives, elections to the United States Senate and various state and local elections.

Incumbent Republican Dusty Johnson was elected with 60.3% of the vote in 2018.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

Primary results[edit]

Results by county
Map legend
  •   Johnson—80–90%
  •   Johnson—70–80%
  •   Johnson—60–70%
  •   Johnson—50–60%
  •   May—50–60%
  •   May—60–70%
  •   May—60–70%
Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dusty Johnson (incumbent) 71,496 76.65%
Republican Liz Marty May 21,779 23.35%
Total votes 93,275 100.0%

Democratic primary[edit]

No candidate was able to gather enough signatures to qualify for the Democratic primary. According to state party chairman Randy Seiler, Democratic canvassing efforts were hampered by the coronavirus outbreak.[3]

Candidates[edit]

Failed to qualify[edit]

  • Whitney Raver, small business owner[3]
  • Brian Wirth, financial crime specialist[3]

Withdrawn[edit]

  • Ellee Spawn, resource coordinator

Endorsements[edit]

Whitney Raver

Libertarian nomination[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

General election[edit]

Predictions[edit]

Source Ranking As of
The Cook Political Report[7] Safe R November 2, 2020
Inside Elections[8] Safe R October 28, 2020
Sabato's Crystal Ball[9] Safe R November 2, 2020
Politico[10] Safe R November 2, 2020
Daily Kos[11] Safe R November 2, 2020
RCP[12] Safe R November 2, 2020

Results[edit]

South Dakota's at-large congressional district, 2020[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Dusty Johnson (incumbent) 321,984 80.96% +20.61%
Libertarian Randy Luallin 75,748 19.04% +17.58%
Total votes 397,732 100.0%
Republican hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raposa, Megan (February 1, 2020). "West river rancher announces run for Congress". Sioux Falls Argus Leader.
  2. ^ "2020PrimaryStateCanvassReportandCertificate.pdf" (PDF). South Dakota Secretary of State. Retrieved August 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c "South Dakota Democrats will not field a U.S. House candidate in 2020". abc Dakota News Now. April 7, 2020. Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  4. ^ "Endorsed Candidates". NWPC. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  5. ^ Lawrence, Tom (June 1, 2020). "Lawrence: Democrats fail to qualify candidate for U.S. House race". Aberdeen News. Retrieved June 11, 2020.
  6. ^ Camera |, Daily (October 10, 2012). "Randy Luallin: 2nd Congressional District". Boulder Daily Camera. Retrieved July 3, 2020.
  7. ^ "2020 House Race Ratings for November 2, 2020". The Cook Political Report. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  8. ^ "2020 House Ratings". House Ratings. The Rothenberg Political Report. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  9. ^ "2020 House race ratings". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  10. ^ "2020 Election Forecast". Politico. April 5, 2021.
  11. ^ "2020 House Race Ratings". Daily Kos Elections. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  12. ^ "Battle for House 2020". RCP. Retrieved April 5, 2021.
  13. ^ "General Election - November 3, 2020" (PDF). Secretary of State of South Dakota. November 10, 2020. Retrieved November 12, 2020.

External links[edit]

Official campaign websites