Tuesday's Midterm elections were very groundbreaking.  As results came in a lot of history was made as women, Native Americans and Muslims were elected in positions across the country. Right here in New York state, Letitia James became the first women and the first African American to be elected as attorney general. In a tweet on Twitter Letitia said, “Thank you New York. Tonight we made history. This is a night for justice, a night for our future. I am proud to be a New Yorker who knows it’s our diversity, strength, courage and determination that makes us great. As your Attorney General I promise to fight for all of us.”

Here is a list of more people that made history during the elections:

1. First Hispanic women to be elected Congress in Texas - Veronica Escobar & Sylvia Garcia

2. First Native American women to be elected to Congress - Sharice Davids & Deb Haaland

3. First Muslim women to be elected to Congress - Ilhan Omar& Rashida Tlaib

4. First openly gay Governor - Jared Polis

5. Youngest Woman Ever Elected To Congress - Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

6. First Black Woman Elected to Congress - Ayanna Pressley

7.First Black Woman to be elected as Lieutenant Governor of Illinois -Juliana Stratton

 

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