The Results

Four days after the November 3rd general election, CNN declared Joe Biden the 46th President of the United States and kicked off the process to remove President Donald Trump from office.

While much of the post-election analysis has centered on disputes about the presidential race, the Senate and House of Representatives were reshaped, but not as pundits and pollsters had projected.  Rather than increasing its lead in the House, Democrats lost seats to Republicans who flipped 15 seats, ending up with a razor thin margin of 222 to 213.  Going into the election, Democrats held 232 seats to the Republicans’ 197.

The Senate waited in limbo until January 2021 when two runoff victories both went to Democratic challengers, leaving the Senate with a 50-50 split and Vice President Kamala Harris in position to cast the many tie-breaking votes to follow.

The Presidency

The Electoral College final tally was 306 votes for former Vice President Biden and 232 for President Trump. Joe Biden also won the national vote with 81.2 million votes, an unlikely increase…

The Senate

35 of the 100 Senate seats were up for election in 2020. At the time, Republicans held a majority in the Senate with a 53-47 balance. However, the Senate was vulnerable because 23 of the 35 seats…

The House of Representatives

Election results for U.S. House races did not turn out as many had predicted, and stand in contrast to the Presidential results, especially because…