Pink Wave: Women to Flood Congress After Historic Election Night

08 November, 2018, 14:17 | Author: Sheila Harris
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at 29 is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress

In Georgia, the race for governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams - who is vying to be the first black woman governor in the USA - and Republican Brian Kemp remains too close to call. I'll leave you with some hot takes about white women, who voted Republican last night.

A lawyer and former MMA fighter, Davids became the first Native American congresswoman and the first lesbian congresswoman from Kansas.

Politics has become a family affair for Vice President Mike Pence, with his brother Greg elected to his former congressional seat in Indiana. She is also openly lesbian, in a state that is traditionally conservative. The vast majority of women elected are Democrats.

Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was elected to congress Tuesday night, which came as no surprise to anyone since she was running in a reliably Democrat district. He says the role women played in this election lived up to expectations.

In New York, Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest woman elected to Congress at just 29 years old.

According to VoteCast, women voted considerably more in favour of their congressional Democratic candidate: About 6 in 10 voted for the Democrat, compared with 4 in 10 for the Republican. "We ran to make change". In elections for Congress, governorships and state legislatures alike, the number of women who ran outstripped previous years, as did the number of women nominated.

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And several of the female candidates broke records of their own. It will also feature the first Native American women, the first Muslim women and the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.

Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib from MI became the first two Muslim women to win election to Congress. Eight additional women will serve as governor in the U.S.

■In Tennessee, Republican Marsha Blackburn will become that state's first woman senator.

For starters, there looks set to be at least 100 women in the House of Representatives for the first time, with 95 already declared winners while other races are still being counted (including a number of races where both candidates are female). In 1982, 58 per cent of women voted for Democrats and 41 per cent voted for Republicans.

In the Senate, female Democrats lost some important races. One year ago, she was working in a restaurant, she ran a grassroots campaign with a progressive agenda including universal medicare, gun control and access to affordable housing.

"Though prominent figures like Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for governor of Florida, failed to win their potentially historic elections, many candidates around the country became the first person of their gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation to be elected to their positions in their states, or in some cases, in the country".

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