Almost two years after women spilled out into the streets of Washington and in cities across the country in defiance of the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the United States is sending more women than ever before to the House of Representatives.
The US election has swept a record number of women into Congress, fired up by the disgust of Donald Trump, emboldened by the #MeToo movement and making the Democratic Party more diverse and younger than ever. Stefanik was previously the youngest person ever elected, as she was 30 when she won her first campaign in 2014. They will join four other female veterans now serving in Congress.
He hadn't had a challenger in 14 years, and now, a democratic socialist in favor of Medicare for all, a Green New Deal, and abolishing ICE, who happens to be 29-years-old, represents the 14th Congressional District of NY.
Women have run in record numbers, and Native Americans, Muslims, Latinos, immigrants, millennials and LGBT candidates have already made history with their campaigns. Meanwhile the Arizona senate race is too close to call, but either Republican or Democrat, the victor will be the state's first woman in the seat.
For instance, in three congressional districts - Virginia's 7th and 10th, and New Jersey's 11th - women provided voting strength that flipped Republican-held seats.
At least 99 women will represent Americans in the House, surpassing the previous record of 84.
Women in key swing districts across the country delivered congressional victories to the Democratic Party Tuesday, helping to shift the balance of power in the U.S. House of Representatives for the remaining two years of the Trump presidency.
There are also now nine female governors, matching the record set in 2004.
Georgia candidate Stacey Abrams, a Democrat, was in a fierce battle to become America's first black woman governor, while Democrat Andrew Gillum narrowly lost his bid to become the first black governor of Florida.
More than 100 women were elected to United States legislative office in mid-term elections Tuesday.
Minnesota Democratic Congressional Candidate Ilhan Omar speaks at an election night results party on November 6, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Democrat women flipped MI and Kansas, defeating male Republican incumbents. U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn defeated the state's former Governor, Democrat Phil Bredesen.
Around 80 per cent of the women candidates in this election were defending their seats, and around 70 per cent held them.
One is that it takes a lot to swing white women Democratic.