Election Night Resources from CAWP

Election Day is less than one week away. The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) has lots of resources to help you follow along as polls close. CAWP will report on contests in real time throughout election night and will issue a release the day after Election Day with preliminary results for women candidates. We anticipate delays in reporting this year and will issue regular updates as results are determined.

Election 2020 Results Tracker

CAWP's Election 2020 Results Tracker will update through election night (and beyond) as results for women candidates are called by the Associated Press. On this page, you will find interactive data visualizations that track:

  • Election results as compared to current numbers and historical records.
  • The number of women who will serve in the 117th Congress overall, as well as in the U.S. House and Senate, with data broken down by party.
  • link to a full list of all the women who will serve in the 117th Congress, sortable by party, chamber, state, and candidate race/ethnicity.
  • The number of women of color who will serve in the 117th Congress, House, and Senate, with data broken down by party.
  • The number of non-incumbent women winners of U.S. House seats, with data broken down by party.
  • Lists of all non-incumbent women winners of U.S. House and Senate seats sortable by party, state, candidate race/ethnicity, and whether or not they flipped the partisanship of the seat.
  • The number of women who will serve in statewide elected executive office in 2021, with data broken down by party.
  • The number of women of color who will serve in statewide elected executive office in 2021, with data broken down by party.
  • List of all winners of statewide elected executive office, sortable by office, party, state, candidate race/ethnicity, and whether or not they flipped the partisanship of the seat.

CAWP on Twitter

Follow CAWP on Twitter for results from races featuring women candidates, notifications about new records for women officeholders, and information about notable firsts for women winners. For analysis about gender, elections, and campaigning, check out the hashtag #GenderLens2020.

Records and Potential Notable Firsts

Find a full list of potential firsts for women officeholders in election 2020 here. A number of current records for women candidates are available on our election night tracker. Some key examples include:

  • Women in the U.S. Congress: 127 [set in 2019]
  • Women in the U.S. House: 102 [set in 2019]
  • Women in the U.S. Senate: 26 [set in 2019]
  • Freshman women House members: 36 [set in 2019]
  • Freshman women Democratic House members: 35 [set in 2019]
  • Freshman women Republican House members: 9 [set in 2011]
  • Women of color in the House: 44 [set in 2019]

Women and the Vice Presidency

Senator Kamala Harris may become the first woman elected to the vice presidency of the United States. She is the third woman and the first woman of color to be nominated by a major party for this position. Learn about the history of women and federal elected executive offices, including the previous major-party nominees (Geraldine Ferraro, Sarah Palin), as well as previous women of color who have run for the vice presidency (including Winona LaDuke and Charlotta Spears Bass), here.

Women Candidates in 2020

Finally, to find the most up-to-date information about women candidates in 2020, visit CAWP's Election Watch, with information including: