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US Voters Make Historic Firsts
 
November 5 – November 18, 2020
 
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Ritchie Torres



Alabama
US Senate: Doug Jones (D) lost to Tommy Tuberville (R) - Jeff Sessions old seat. Alabama returns to Republicans.

Arkansas
US House: Joyce Elliott (D) vs. French Hill (R)
Elliot sought to become the first Black ever to represent Arkansas in Congress. She lost with 45 percent of the vote.

District of Columbia
DC Council At-Large: Marcus Goodwin (I) and former member Vincent Orange (I), who sponsored the bill that and set asides April 16 as District of Columbia Emancipation Day, lost to incumbent Robert White (D) and Christina Henderson (I). The Washington Post endoresed Henderson and Goodwin, a leader in a movement to remove the historic Emancipation Statue in Lincoln Park.

Georgia
US Senate: Warnock will face a runoff with Kelly Loeffler (R), as the top two vote-getters, January 5, 2021. Warnock got 30 percent of the vote.

US House: Lucy McBath (D) vs. Karen Handel (R) Rematch won by McBath with 54 percent of the vote.
McBath was one 55 House Democrats targeted by Republicans. Five are of African descent.
Florida
Rep. Byron Donalds (R) vs. Cindy Banyai (D)
Sen. Tim Scott won't be the only Black in Congress
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Florida
Rep. Byron Donalds (R) vs. Cindy Banyai (D)
Sen. Tim Scott won't be the only Black in Congress.

Illinois - Race Still Undecided
Lauren Underwood (D) vs. Jim Oberweis (R)
Lauren Underwood is one 55 House Democrats targeted by Republicans. Five are of African descent.
Illinois
Lauren Underwood (D) vs. Jim Oberweis (R)
"Friends - thousands of votes are still being counted in our race and it is too close to call. So far we’ve seen record-breaking turnout in our community, and we commend our election officials for making sure every vote is counted and every voice is heard."

-
Lauren Underwood
Indiana
Governor: Dr. Woody Myers (D) vs. Eric Holcomb (R)
Myers was beaten badly in the Mississippi of the North.

Maryland
Kweisi Mfume (D) vs. Kim Klacik (R)
Klacik raised a whopping $6.4 million after Trump shared her ad. Mfume returns with 73 percent of the vote.

Michigan
US Senate: Gary Peters (D) vs. John James (R)
James won't be joining Sen. Tim Scott as the other Black Republican in the Senate.

Mississippi
US Senate: Mike Espy (D) vs. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R)
In this rematch, Espy lost by about 18 percent.

Fabian Nelson (Nonpartisan) lost his bid to become the first Mississippi LGBQT+ legislature. Mississippi is one of just three states in the country that have never elected an openly LGBTQ state legislator. The other two are Alaska and Louisiana.

Missouri
Secretary of State: Yinka Faleti (D) vs. Jay Ashcroft (R)
Faleti got only 35 percent of the vote.

New York - Race Still Undecided
Jackie Gordon (D) vs. Andrew Garbarino (R)

Mondaire Jones vs. Maureen McArdle Schulman (R)
Officially one of two first openly Black national legislators.

Ritchie Torres vs. Patrick Delices (R)
Officially one of two first openly Black national legislators.

Antonio Delgado (D) vs. Kyle Van De Water (R)
The first African-Puerto Rican elected to Congress was re-elected with more than 51 percent of the vote. He was one 55 House Democrats targeted by Republicans. Five are of African descent.
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Nevada - Race Still Undecided
Steven Horsford (D) vs. Jim Marchant (R)
Rep. Horsford, who has campaigned as a family man, admits to having had an affair. Horsford is one 55 House Democrats targeted by Republicans. Five are of African descent.

North Carolina
Mark Robinson (R) was elected North Carolina's first Black Lieutenant Governor. Governors in North Carolina are elected separately.

U.S. House: Patricia Timmons-Goodson (D) vs. Richard Hudson (R). She lost with 47 percent of the vote.

U.S. House: Cynthia Wallace (D) vs. Dan Bishop (R)
She lost with 44 percent of the vote.

Ohio
US House: Desiree Tims (D) vs. Michael Turner (R). She lost with 45 percent of the vote.
New York
“RuPaul respectfully was not — for me — my form of gayness,” he said, referring to the famous actor and drag queen. “There is such diversity within the gay community, including within the Black gay community.”

- Congressman-elect Mondaire Jones (D-NY)



South Carolina
US Senate: Jaimee Harrison (D) vs. Lindsey Graham (R)
Even with bags of money, Harrison could not change South Carolina.

Tennessee
US Senate: Marquita Bradshaw (D) vs. Yomi Faparusi (I) vs. Bill Hagerty (R)
Bradshaw got about 35 percent of the vote. Faparusi, who immigrated from Nigeria, got less than 1 percent.
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State House:  Torrey Harris (D) vs. John DeBerry Jr. (I). Torrey will become the first LGBTQ+ member of the state legislature.

State House:  Brandon Thomas (D) vs. Mike Sparks (R). Thomas lost with 46 percent of the vote.

Texas - Race Still Undecided
Candace Valenzuela (D) vs. Beth Van Duyne (R)
Valenzuela could become the first Afro-Latina in Congress.

Colin Allred (D) vs. Genevieve Collins (R)
Allred is one 55 House Democrats targeted by Republicans. Five are of African descent. He is coming back to Congress.

Mike Siegal vs. Michael McCaul (R). Siegal lost.

Utah - Race Still Undecided
U.S. House:Ben McAdams (D) vs. Burgess Owens (R)
Owens, who is Black and a former football player for the New York Jets and Oakland Raiders, sees Donald Trump, as “an advocate for Black Americans, Black kids getting educated, having a choice." He added, "I love the fact he’s all about having Black Americans having jobs,” saying Trump has “done more to help my community come out of the darkness than any president in my lifetime.”

Virginia
U.S. House: Dr. Cameron Webb (D) vs. Bob Good (R)
Webb lost.

Washington
Marilyn Strickland (D) vs. Beth Doglio (D)
Strickland, a former mayor of Tacoma, will be the first African-American to represent Washington and the first Korean-American women in Congress.

Wisconsin
State House: Samba Baldeh (D) vs. Samuel Anderson (R)
Baldeh will become the first Muslim in the Wisconsin Assembly and probably the first Gambian-American in any state legislature.


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Civiqs: Donald Trump Approval Rating



 
 
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