History made as two Muslim women elected to House of Representatives

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez votes in her district in the Bronx

Alexandria Ocasio Cortez votes in her district in the Bronx

It was a litany of historic firsts, majority by Democrats: In Massachusetts, Ayanna Pressley became the first woman of color in her state's congressional delegation.

With black candidates in several high-profile races - including gubernatorial candidates Andrew Gillum of Florida and Stacey Abrams in Georgia - voters nationally said by 71-24 percent it's important to elect more racial and ethnic minorities to public office and 44 percent say it's very important.

What is already the most diverse Congress ever will become even more so after Tuesday's elections, which broke barriers of race and gender.

Having turned 29 last month, Ocasio-Cortez will inch out the previous holder of the distinction, New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik, who was elected to Congress at age 30.

With results still trickling in, at least 120 women will serve in Congress, a record 98 in the House of Representatives and 22 in the Senate, says the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.

The progressive challenger and member of the Democratic socialist party unseated a powerful 10-term NY congressman, running with a campaign ad that said: "Women like me aren't supposed to run for office".

With ballots still being counted across the country, women have won 75 seats and are assured of victory in nine districts where women are the only major-party candidates. Shortly after her victory, New Mexico's Deb Haaland, who won in the 1st Congressional District, became the second Native American woman to win Tuesday night.

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This is true of the House, however Republican Sen.

Women in general had a record-breaking night in the House, with more than 90 of them expected to join the House's freshman class.

She is also a fierce abortion opponent, with an A rating from the National Right to Life movement during her time in the House. (Republicans retained control of the Senate.) This means we might see Trump's tax returns after all, and we'll likely not have to go through another Affordable Care Act repeal in the next two years.

A record number of women were elected to the US House on Tuesday, 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.

Speaking at a victory part in Washington, Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi said: "Tomorrow will be a new day in America".

The first black woman elected to represent MA in Congress is Boston City Council member Ayanna Pressley, who faced no Republican on Tuesday. Twenty-two states have never elected a woman as governor, and six states have female governors today. Davids' win in Kansas against GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder was a pickup for Democrats, which projects to gain control of the House.

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