USA midterm elections broke barriers of race and gender

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Polis is also the state's first Jewish governor.

With most of the results now known, women in the USA have achieved a number of significant firsts and played a major role in shifting the figures in Congress.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democrat, is now the youngest woman elected to Congress. For example, the next Congress will feature a record number of women of color, as well as a record number of non-incumbent women, according to the Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics.

If more than 84 of those women candidates won on Tuesday, it would set a record for the number of women serving in the House.

A number of women have also achieved significant firsts in their states, including Democrats Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia who become the first Latina Congresswomen in Texas, and Alyanna Pressley from MA, becoming her state's first black representative in Congress.

As Breitbart News reported, if chain migration is not ended - as President Trump has demanded - the USA electorate will forever be changed, with between seven to eight million new foreign-born individuals being eligible to vote because of chain migration, and overall an additional 15 million new foreign-born voters. At age 29, Ocasio Cortez of NY seizes the record from Republican Elise Stefanik, who was elected at age 30 in 2014.

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Also Massachusetts, Democrat Ayanna Pressley will be the first woman of colour in her state's congressional delegation.

Another two Democrats made history as the first Latinas elected to Congress from Texas, a deeply red state. 65 of those are incumbent reps, with 31 newly elected women. Meanwhile, more than 8 in 10 of those who consider that "not important" voted for Republicans.

Among the many firsts: the first two Muslim congresswomen, Michigan's Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota's Ilhan Omar; the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; and the first Native American women in Congress, New Mexico's Debra Haaland and Sharice Davids of Kansas. Several were first-time candidates. The vast majority of women elected are Democrats.

The last time women voted for Democrats anywhere near that margin was more than 30 years ago. "The first role of women as military flyers was during World War II as Women Airforce Service Pilots, an organization disbanded after the war", Colonel McSally said. In 1982, 58 per cent of women voted for Democrats and 41 per cent voted for Republicans.

Crowley was the No. 4 Democrat in the House and seen as a potential speaker one day.

"When you talk about Democrats clinching control of the House, you have the women candidates to thank", Delmore said.

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