The inclusive midterm victories bode well for future election cycles, said Kimberly Peeler-Allen, co-founder of Higher Heights for America, a national organisation focused on galvanising black women voters and electing black women as candidates.
- Political newcomer and self-described democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeated her Republican challenger, Anthony Pappas, on Tuesday, becoming the youngest woman elected to the U.S. Congress.
For the first time, the US Congress will have Muslim women - and two of them. The previous record was 85, set in 2016.
Borick said, "We are seeing a vast increase in the percentage of women that will be within the House of Representatives".
Most of the women who won were Democrats who helped the party capture a majority in the House. 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. They include veterans, a former Central Intelligence Agency operative, a teacher who grew up the daughter of a drug addict, a one-time bartender and dozens of first-time candidates.More news: EU's Barnier cannot say when Brexit deal could be reached
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. Most were considered longshots.
Distinctive is the success of women of colour.
CT and MA each elected their first African American women into Congress. BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 01: Boston City Councilor and Democratic congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley speaks at a rally calling on Sen.
Ilhan Omar, congresswoman-elect for Minnesota's 5th district.Rashida Tlaib, congresswoman-elect for Michigan's 13th district. "Particularly, they see the cost of not being at the table as greater than the cost of mounting the challenges". Voters in Colorado also elected the nation's first-ever openly gay man to lead their state Tuesday. Democrats celebrated the victory as Guerrero's win also meant a blue flip for the USA island territory.More news: Trump warns House Democrats against investigating his administration
"I believe that every American should have stable, dignified housing; health care; education - that the most very basic needs to sustain modern life should be guaranteed in a moral society".
It means that women are better represented.
What is already the most diverse Congress ever will become even more so after Tuesday's elections, which broke barriers of race and gender.
■Voters in some states chose women to serve as governors for the first time.
"Healthcare and clean drinking water in my state. Infrastructure. I know that resonated because it's the most obvious challenge we have as a state and we need a governor that will fix it", she told CNN.More news: Trump's Republicans hold on to Senate