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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:24 PM

Women and people of color won this election for Democrats




Women and people of color won this election for Democrats

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/11/8/1811252/-Women-and-people-of-color-won-this-election-for-Democrats

Women voted Democratic in 2018 by the biggest margin in decades: 59 percent of women voted for Democrats to just 40 percent voting Republican. Young women did even better, with two thirds voting Democratic.

This year’s swing was, in large part, because of independent women, who voted for Democratic candidates for the House, 56 percent to 39 percent, as well as white women, who have started voting differently in recent years, according to CNN’s exit poll data. 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.
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Lots of stats in WP article









Democrats won women’s vote for Congress by the largest margin seen in midterm exit polls



https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2018/11/07/why-did-democrats-win-house-one-word-women/?utm_term=.4a6d7b63d99c


How historic are women's gains in Congress?

More women were elected in this year's election than any point in U.S. history. But how close is Congress to parity? (Video: Jenny Starrs/Photo: Mikayla Whitmore/The Washington Post)

November 7

Women made history in the 2018 midterm elections.

Democrats won women’s vote for Congress by 19 points, with 59 percent voting Democrat and 40 percent voting Republican — the largest margin seen in midterm exit polls, according to data from CNN.

The last time women voted for Democrats anywhere near that margin was more than 30 years ago. In 1982, 58 percent of women voted for Democrats and 41 percent voted for Republicans.

Young women made their voices heard, as well, with two-thirds of voters younger than 30 voting for Democrats for Congress, compared with 32 percent who voted for Republicans, according to exit polls.

“Voters under the age of 30, relative to their ’14 turnout, are outperforming every other group,” Tom Bonier, a Democratic strategist for the data firm TargetSmart, told the Hill. “It’s not just like a presidential year surge where you’re getting younger voters who only vote in presidentials coming out in a midterm. A lot of these young people are voting in their first election period.”
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The midterm elections were notable not only for female voters but also for women’s winning power.


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The Associated Press reported that at least 99 women were vying for seats in the House. In May, 107 women were serving in Congress — 84 of them were in the House, according to Rutgers.

Tuesday’s elections ushered in “one of the most diverse groups of politicians in American history,” according to The Washington Post’s Kayla Epstein and Eugene Scott.


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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 05:32 PM

1. Also young people

As the article states

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Thu Nov 8, 2018, 06:39 PM

2. Ha! And many liberals think we need to

dismiss identity politics.

Looking forward to the day when at least half of Congress represents all of us.

Thanks for posting!

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