First ever Muslim women elected to US House of Representatives

First ever Muslim women elected to US House of Representatives

Fox News' Election Night coverage got pretty awkward on Tuesday, with anchor Chris Wallace completely shutting down host Laura Ingraham's analysis of the results.

The results came nearly two years after women marched in Washington and cities across the country to oppose the inauguration of President Donald Trump. "So given these numbers, who is the real face of feminism?" she tweeted on the day after Election Day.

Yesterday's election will ensure that the U.S. House of Representatives looks a lot more like the country it represents.

Christopher Borick is director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion.

Gender equality was an important issue for women in this election, according to a June 2018 survey for Gender Watch 2018, a nonpartisan project tracking gender dynamics this election season. The wins bump up female representation in the lower house to at least 23 percent, still dismal in the world rankings. "This is gonna be the most diverse freshmen class of women that we've ever brought in by far, in race, profession, and age", she said. And the leftist activist organization called UltraViolet insisted that white women are just another aspect of white supremacy that needs to be cleansed from our society.

Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia won House races in Texas, making them the first Latina women to ever represent the state.

Deb Haaland is one of the first Native American woman to win a seat in Congress. Haaland, a Democrat, will represent New Mexico's 1st Congressional District.

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Holtzman was also from NY, meaning the Empire State has sent the three youngest women to congress in the past half century.

Sharice Davids became one of the first Native American members of Congress. Davids, an attorney and advocate, will represent Kansas' 3rd Congressional District, which covers eastern Kansas and includes Kansas City. She won the general election after running unopposed.

"This is what is possible when everyday people come together with the collective realisation that all our actions, no matter how small or how large are powerful, worthwhile and capable of lasting change", Ocasio-Cortez said. However, the historical significance of this evening is not lost on me.

O'Rourke noted that women favored Democratic candidates in congressional matchups by 19 points. According to exit polls, they were about evenly split this year, with 50 percent choosing Democrats, compared to 48 percent who chose Republicans. Men were more evenly divided in their vote.

Democrats celebrated the victory as Guerrero's win also meant a blue flip for the USA island territory. Ten women already in the Senate are not up for re-election. "Now, senator will do".

Women hold 23 of the 100 U.S. Senate seats, and this year 23 women are on the ballot for the chamber. Caty Weaver was the editor.

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