The Bay State

Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem (By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty)


A total of 3,658,005 votes were cast in Massachusetts in the 2020 election, where overall state turnout was about 72%. Of that number, 2,382,202 were for Joe Biden and 1,167,202 were for Donald J. Trump. With 65.6% of the popular vote, Biden won Massachusetts’ 11 electoral votes. Massachusetts has consistently voted for Democrat presidential candidates since 1988.

Massachusetts has a bicameral legislature with 40 senators and 160 representatives. Democrats have held the majority in both chambers since 1992. Governor Charlie Baker (R) is eligible for re-election in 2022.