United States midterm elections broke barriers of race and gender


More than 100 women were elected to United States legislative office in mid-term elections Tuesday.

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.

Over the course of history, there have been a number of men elected to Congress in their 20s, but not women.

Pressley, a Democrat and Boston city councilwoman, will represent Massachusetts' 7th Congressional District in the next Congress. Pressley stunned the political establishment in September, defeating a 10-term incumbent in the Democratic primary, and ran unopposed in the general.

"This isn't just the year of the woman, this is the year of every woman", said Cecile Richards, who served as the president of Planned Parenthood for more than a decade, noting the groundbreaking diversity among the women running for office this year.

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

In the days leading up to the election, Trump said his sharp focus on immigrant caravans moving north toward the U.S. -Mexico border, and the threats he contends they pose, would appeal to women.

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Progressive wunderkind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has won by a landslide in New York's 14th Congressional District.

First black woman from New England in Congress: Democrats Jahana Hayes of CT and Ayanna Pressley of MA will share the precedent as the first black women elected to the US Congress from New England.

As Breitbart News has reported, Democrats have increasingly gained strongholds in congressional districts due to booming foreign-born populations.

"So for us, this is about inspiring people to the polls, giving them something to vote for, creating hope for this nation, and knowing that so long as there are working class Americans who believe in a prosperous and just future we will have hope, no matter how red the district", she said. The data showed that this year, white women split their vote between Democratic and Republican candidates for the House, but they preferred Republican candidates in 2010 and 2014.

Ocasio-Cortez's district, New York's 14th, has a foreign-born population that is now nearing almost 50 percent. Women are also more likely to identify as Democrats or lean Democratic, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey.

"When you talk about Democrats clinching control of the House, you have the women candidates to thank", Delmore said. Many female Democratic House candidates who prevailed on Election Day ran in opposition to Trump or his policies.