2018 Midterm Election Recap & Highlights

On Tuesday November 6, 2018, the highly anticipated midterm elections took place. After hours of counting votes and closing polls, the elections were over and history was made. The democrats took back the House after what has been over a decade since it was last controlled by the political party. While the Senate remains in the control by the Republicans, this midterm election sets a precedent for the vocal impact of the younger generation of voters.

 

    This midterm election not only marked a historical shift of political parties, but also a victory for women overall. Over 100 women have been elected to Congress, with some praiseworthy nominees including: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, Jahana Hayes, the first black woman from the state of Connecticut to serve in Congress, and Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, who are the first Muslim women elected.

    While there is so much left to be done to create a greater social climate in America, the midterm election marks a progressive movement for our country. It is important to remember the historic wins of this election. Through this election we have learned that the younger generation of voters is a force to be reckoned with. More importantly, this election shows that the future is female.