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1920 United States Senate special election in Virginia

The 1920 United States Senate special election in Virginia was held on November 2, 1920. Appointed Democratic Senator Carter Glass defeated Republican J. R. Pollard and was elected to finish the term of Democrat Thomas S. Martin, who died the previous year. Glass and fellow Senator Claude A. Swanson were the first U.S. Senators to be elected by popular vote (Martin ran unopposed in 1918) following the passage of the 17th Amendment.

United States Senate special election in Virginia, 1920

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Nominee Carter Glass J. R. Pollard
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 184,646 17,576
Percentage 91.3% 8.7%

U.S. Senator before election

Carter Glass
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Carter Glass
Democratic

ResultsEdit

United States Senate special election in Virginia, 1920[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Carter Glass (inc.) 184,646 91.31%
Republican J. R. Pollard 17,576 8.69%
Majority 167,070 82.62%
Turnout 202,222
Democratic hold

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