The November 3 general election altered the political landscape in Washington, with the election of Democratic President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris. Additionally, Democrats maintained the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives at 222:211; however the margin was narrowed more than expected by Republicans, who -- as of January 19 -- have a net gain of 11 seats. On January 5, a pair of historic runoff elections in Georgia also gave Democrats control of the U.S. Senate, where the ratio of Republicans to Democrats is now 50:50. Once sworn in, Vice President-Elect Harris will give Democrats the edge with her vote in the event of a tie.
To help understand the most important election outcomes – and what they mean for counties – NACo released a comprehensive 2020 election analysis, which will be updated as races across the country continue to be called.Standard