In the 2020 election, nine of the states had incumbents up for re-election, and all won their races.
- Delaware: Gov. John Carney
- Indiana: Gov. Eric Holcomb
- Missouri: Gov. Mike Parson
- New Hampshire: Gov. Chris Sununu
- North Carolina: Gov. Roy Cooper
- North Dakota: Gov. Doug Burgum
- Vermont: Gov. Phil Scott
- Washington: Gov. Jay Inslee
- West Virginia: Gov. Jim Justice
The closest race involving an incumbent was North Carolina’s Governor Roy Cooper winning by 4.4 points. Late reports indicated a tightening race in Missouri that never came to be with Governor Mike Parson winning his election to win his first full term as Governor.
The two open races in Montana and Utah finished with Republicans securing both seats. Democrats lost the mansion in Montana bringing an end to their 15-year streak holding the office. Republicans now hold 27 governoroffices to the Democrats 24 offices.