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2020 Montana Governor Election Results

Election Date: Nov. 3, 2020 | Updated 3:02 PM MST Nov. 24, 2020
All but two races for governor feature incumbents running for reelection: Utah and Montana, where Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock can’t run again because of term limits. Regarding Montana’s COVID-19 response, Montana Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney’s proposal suggested using the National Guard to transport patients in extreme weather and subsidizing heating bills to help those quarantining at home. But other parts vaguely described how he would "develop a robust plan" to come. His opponent, Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte, has acknowledged the health crisis but has focused primarily on the economy, saying the state has to "cure the economic pandemic" the virus caused.

Governor

99% Est. Vote Counted
CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)328,59754.4%
Mike Cooney (D)250,90641.6%
Lyman Bishop (LB)24,2324.0%

County-By-County Results Map

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County-by-County Results

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Beaverhead County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)3,77966.8%
Mike Cooney (D)1,66829.5%
Lyman Bishop (LB)2093.7%

Big Horn County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Mike Cooney (D)2,51352.4%
Greg Gianforte (R)2,07843.3%
Lyman Bishop (LB)2034.2%

Blaine County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Mike Cooney (D)1,61951.9%
Greg Gianforte (R)1,36543.8%
Lyman Bishop (LB)1334.3%

Broadwater County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)3,03274.0%
Mike Cooney (D)92822.6%
Lyman Bishop (LB)1393.4%

Carbon County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)4,30360.8%
Mike Cooney (D)2,49835.3%
Lyman Bishop (LB)2753.9%

Carter County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)74887.3%
Mike Cooney (D)9110.6%
Lyman Bishop (LB)182.1%

Cascade County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)22,22155.8%
Mike Cooney (D)15,92240.0%
Lyman Bishop (LB)1,6894.2%

Chouteau County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)1,81661.1%
Mike Cooney (D)1,04835.3%
Lyman Bishop (LB)1083.6%

Custer County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)3,97167.7%
Mike Cooney (D)1,61927.6%
Lyman Bishop (LB)2794.8%

Daniels County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)76876.1%
Mike Cooney (D)21721.5%
Lyman Bishop (LB)242.4%

Dawson County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)3,52473.0%
Mike Cooney (D)1,12423.3%
Lyman Bishop (LB)1783.7%

Deer Lodge County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Mike Cooney (D)2,74756.4%
Greg Gianforte (R)1,88138.6%
Lyman Bishop (LB)2455.0%

Fallon County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)1,28882.8%
Mike Cooney (D)21814.0%
Lyman Bishop (LB)493.2%

Fergus County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)4,73772.9%
Mike Cooney (D)1,56724.1%
Lyman Bishop (LB)1953.0%

Flathead County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)37,21362.2%
Mike Cooney (D)20,38734.1%
Lyman Bishop (LB)2,2253.7%

Gallatin County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Mike Cooney (D)36,78851.8%
Greg Gianforte (R)31,36844.2%
Lyman Bishop (LB)2,8003.9%

Garfield County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)75192.4%
Mike Cooney (D)485.9%
Lyman Bishop (LB)141.7%

Glacier County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Mike Cooney (D)3,73065.6%
Greg Gianforte (R)1,70930.1%
Lyman Bishop (LB)2454.3%

Golden Valley County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)40981.3%
Mike Cooney (D)8015.9%
Lyman Bishop (LB)142.8%

Granite County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)1,34864.4%
Mike Cooney (D)65931.5%
Lyman Bishop (LB)874.2%

Hill County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)3,64250.7%
Mike Cooney (D)3,14643.8%
Lyman Bishop (LB)3935.5%

Jefferson County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)5,09762.4%
Mike Cooney (D)2,79134.2%
Lyman Bishop (LB)2813.4%

Judith Basin County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)1,01775.6%
Mike Cooney (D)28120.9%
Lyman Bishop (LB)483.6%

Lake County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)8,91353.7%
Mike Cooney (D)6,88541.5%
Lyman Bishop (LB)7914.8%

Lewis and Clark County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Mike Cooney (D)21,02249.5%
Greg Gianforte (R)19,96947.1%
Lyman Bishop (LB)1,4483.4%

Liberty County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)78872.8%
Mike Cooney (D)26824.7%
Lyman Bishop (LB)272.5%

Lincoln County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)8,27970.7%
Mike Cooney (D)3,00125.6%
Lyman Bishop (LB)4243.6%

Madison County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)3,99265.6%
Mike Cooney (D)1,87730.8%
Lyman Bishop (LB)2193.6%

McCone County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)92182.5%
Mike Cooney (D)16514.8%
Lyman Bishop (LB)312.8%

Meagher County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)82374.0%
Mike Cooney (D)25623.0%
Lyman Bishop (LB)333.0%

Mineral County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)1,71567.2%
Mike Cooney (D)70627.7%
Lyman Bishop (LB)1315.1%

Missoula County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Mike Cooney (D)43,42660.7%
Greg Gianforte (R)25,44835.6%
Lyman Bishop (LB)2,7063.8%

Musselshell County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)2,31880.8%
Mike Cooney (D)45015.7%
Lyman Bishop (LB)1023.6%

Park County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)5,79850.1%
Mike Cooney (D)5,36446.3%
Lyman Bishop (LB)4183.6%

Petroleum County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)29985.4%
Mike Cooney (D)4412.6%
Lyman Bishop (LB)72.0%

Phillips County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)1,90880.4%
Mike Cooney (D)41217.4%
Lyman Bishop (LB)532.2%

Pondera County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)1,98166.1%
Mike Cooney (D)91230.4%
Lyman Bishop (LB)1043.5%

Powder River County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)94383.5%
Mike Cooney (D)16214.3%
Lyman Bishop (LB)242.1%

Powell County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)2,21269.4%
Mike Cooney (D)84926.6%
Lyman Bishop (LB)1264.0%

Prairie County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)54474.5%
Mike Cooney (D)16021.9%
Lyman Bishop (LB)263.6%

Ravalli County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)18,55765.1%
Mike Cooney (D)8,88331.2%
Lyman Bishop (LB)1,0633.7%

Richland County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)4,50678.3%
Mike Cooney (D)1,01717.7%
Lyman Bishop (LB)2314.0%

Roosevelt County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Mike Cooney (D)1,96148.9%
Greg Gianforte (R)1,85946.4%
Lyman Bishop (LB)1874.7%

Rosebud County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)2,36363.1%
Mike Cooney (D)1,23633.0%
Lyman Bishop (LB)1483.9%

Sanders County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)5,34670.5%
Mike Cooney (D)1,87024.7%
Lyman Bishop (LB)3704.9%

Sheridan County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)1,30064.5%
Mike Cooney (D)63431.4%
Lyman Bishop (LB)824.1%

Silver Bow County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Mike Cooney (D)11,54161.0%
Greg Gianforte (R)6,53934.6%
Lyman Bishop (LB)8414.4%

Stillwater County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)4,29275.0%
Mike Cooney (D)1,26322.1%
Lyman Bishop (LB)1713.0%

Sweet Grass County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)1,80173.6%
Mike Cooney (D)55322.6%
Lyman Bishop (LB)943.8%

Teton County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)2,49767.8%
Mike Cooney (D)1,05328.6%
Lyman Bishop (LB)1353.7%

Toole County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)1,54673.1%
Mike Cooney (D)46822.1%
Lyman Bishop (LB)1014.8%

Treasure County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)35877.8%
Mike Cooney (D)8919.3%
Lyman Bishop (LB)132.8%

Valley County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)2,89968.2%
Mike Cooney (D)1,18227.8%
Lyman Bishop (LB)1673.9%

Wheatland County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)76772.4%
Mike Cooney (D)25123.7%
Lyman Bishop (LB)424.0%

Wibaux County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)46579.5%
Mike Cooney (D)10517.9%
Lyman Bishop (LB)152.6%

Yellowstone County

CandidateTotal Votes% Votes
Greg Gianforte (R)48,58658.0%
Mike Cooney (D)31,15237.2%
Lyman Bishop (LB)4,0514.8%