A deeply polarized U.S. constituency has awarded the country its first transgender state senator and first black gay congressman – but also the first lawmaker openly to support the theory. the baseless QAnon conspiracy.
All four members of the “progressive contingent” of the Democrats of the color of the Democratic Party – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib ̵1; were comfortably re-elected and won by Sarah McBride of Delaware made her officially the highest ranked transsexual in America.
“I hope tonight will show an LGBTQ child that our democracy is big enough for them,” said McBride, 30, who easily beat Republican Steve Washington to represent the senate district. Delaware’s first, tweeted after the election was held.
McBride, a former spokesperson for the LGBTQ campaign group’s Human Rights Campaign, was a White House intern under the Obama administration and became the first transgender person to speak at a major political congress when she delivered a speech. before Democrats in Philadelphia in 2016.
“For Sarah to break the lavender ceiling in such a polarizing year is a strong reminder that voters are increasingly rejecting the politics of bigotry in favor of pro-public candidates. Equality and equality, ”said Annise Parker of the LGBTQ Victory Fund, which trains and supports candidates.
In Vermont, Taylor Small, 26, became the state’s first openly transgender legislator after winning 41% of the vote to reach the House of Representatives, making her the fifth interstate legislator. in U.S.A.
Small, the director of health and wellness at Vermont’s Pride Center, told LGBTQ Nation last month that she saw victory “not as a historic moment for me, but a calendar moment. history with the community ”.
Parker said that with very few transgender people in the elected office, nearly every victory “is history. With each barrier broken, many transgender people are inspired to do the same. Even states that support equality like Vermont need a voice of transgender people in government ”.
Ritchie Torres, 32, a city councilor, will be the first Afro-Latino gay member of the US Congress after comfortably occupying New York’s 15th district, ranked on the Voter Index Cook’s partying political report is the most Democratic county in the country.
Tony Cárdenas, president of Bold PAC, said: “He is the clear standout candidate as the youngest Latino elected to the NYC council, the son of a single working mom from Bronx and New York City’s Essential Workers, ”Congressional campaigner Hispanic Caucus.
Democrat Mondaire Jones, another black gay candidate for Congress, is widely expected to follow Torres to the House of Representatives. Jones took a 3-point lead to his Republican rival in the race for New York’s 17th parliamentary seat.
The election also returned the first congressman born in 1990. Despite allegations of racism and sexual misconduct, Madison Cawthorn, 25, won in the 11th congressional district. North Carolina to become the youngest GOP candidate ever elected to Congress and the youngest of any party elected to this party in over 50 years.
Marjorie Taylor Greene, a Republican businesswoman, became the first supporter of QAnon far-right conspiracy theory to win a seat in the US House of Representatives when she was declared a winner in the digital congressional area. 14 of Georgia.
Green has faced national scrutiny for her racist and stubborn claims as well as her support for QAnon, an unfounded conspiracy theory rooted in opponents who Watchers believe Donald Trump is secretly fighting a group of Democrats, billionaires and celebrities involved in child trafficking.
While the FBI has described the movement as a potential domestic terrorist threat, Greene has received campaign support from groups linked to Mark Meadows, White House chief of staff, and board chairman. Heritage Foundation and many major GOP donors.
Trump has repeatedly praised the candidate, who separated himself from the QAnon conspiracy theory in an interview with Fox News in August, and consistently refused to denounce QAnon. Greene is among at least a dozen Republican congressional candidates – some estimates put the number 20 – who have expressed some support for QAnon.