Pink Wave: Women to Flood Congress After Historic Election Night

09 November, 2018, 08:41 | Author: Rachel Logan
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins election to New York’s 14th congressional district

State's first female governor: Two women became the first in their respective states to be elected governor.

Since the 2020 presidential election is about to begin in earnest (and midterm results led to more than one name be floated as possible candidates) let's take at least 24 hours to celebrate these women and their history-making wins. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez became the youngest person election to Congress at 29 years old. They will join four other female veterans now serving in Congress.

Ocasio-Cortez won the Democratic nomination in an upset primary against longtime incumbent Joe Crowley over the summer.

Female candidates won congressional seats and governorships in record numbers Tuesday night.

The first black woman elected to represent MA in Congress is Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley, who faced no Republican on Tuesday.

Several women Democrats captured governorships now held by Republicans, including Laura Kelly in Kansas and Gretchen Whitmer in MI.

As Breitbart News reported, if chain migration is not ended - as President Trump has demanded - the USA electorate will forever be changed, with between seven to eight million new foreign-born individuals being eligible to vote because of chain migration, and overall an additional 15 million new foreign-born voters.

At 29, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, winning New York's 14th District seat.

Ayanna Pressley became the first black woman to represent MA in Congress and will occupy the seat held by such lions as JFK and Tip O'Neill.

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Letitia James is the first black woman elected to a statewide office in NY.

Nearly 80% of voters in a CNN exit poll said it's very or somewhat important that more women and racial minorities be elected to public office, with two-thirds of white voters agreeing.

In the House, 237 women were on the ballot as major-party candidates.

Ilhan Omar, a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress and will serve Minnesota's 5th District in the House.

Democrat Ilhan Omar will serve as the nation's first Somali-American Congresswoman.

Democrat Jennifer Wexton speaks at her election night party after defeating Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., Nov. 6, 2018, in Dulles, Virginia.

For this wave of women leaders, the next few years are going to be about much more than stereotypical women's issues. According to exit polls, they were about evenly split this year, with 50 percent choosing Democrats, compared to 48 percent who chose Republicans.

The vast majority of newly elected women are Democrats. Many female Democratic House candidates who prevailed on Election Day ran in opposition to Trump or his policies.

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