Voting Always Gets Results
If you needed proof that voters can get results, look at these results from the 2018 “Mid Term” elections.
The Blue Wave – How Deep Is Your Love?
Deeper than the trench of hate and racism that cuts our nation in half along its mid section.
Democrats are officially in control of the House of Representatives in the 116th Congress — so let’s send them a message on their first day:
You wanted it and you voted for it and many of you worked for it. So here it is…
Real Election Results!!
WASHINGTON DC— Women who voted for change got great results from it. A great number of women were elected to Congress in the 2018 Congressional Elections, or “Midterm Elections”. While a handful of Republican women gained new ground for their sex in South Dakota (Kristi Noem soon to be 1st female Governor) and Tennessee (Marsha Blackburn to be their 1st female Senator). Good ‘Ol backward Indiana bucked the trend by electing Jackie Walorski, R-IN, over a male Democratic contender.
But make no mistake about it. This year was truly the “Year of the Woman.” Don’t be confused into thinking of this as a bipartisan event. The field was almost entirely won by Democrats. Consider the contests where Republican women were unseated by Democratic women. Carolyn Bourdeaux, D-Georgia, for example. In Utah, Republican Mia Love, R-Utah, failed to convince the women of her state that she would sincerely be on their side. She fell behind the Democrat Ben McAdams.
Can You See It Yet?
Elections show the true difference between the 2 major Parties. That’s why I’m glad you voted no matter who you voted for. It inherently keeps the system reflecting the people -or at least the half that votes. Voter turnout for Presidential Elections peaked with Obama’s election where 58.2% of registered voters participated. The turnout for this recent Congressional Election was over 49%.
The youth vote was very pro-woman and pro-active this time. In fact, the Blue Wave is most pronounced among voters ages 18 to 29. More than 3.3 million voters from that group cast their votes early. That’s a 188 percent increase from 2014, according to data from a political-data-analysis by TargetSmart, Did you know that 2018’s was the first Congressional Elections to exceed 100 million votes?
In 41 red to blue flips in the House, over half ( 24 ) were won by Democratic women. Conversely, the 3 red to blue flips for Republicans were won by males.
“Structures aren’t in place and recruitment isn’t in place, and obviously, when you have the rhetoric that’s going on with the Republican Party, it doesn’t encourage women to run as Republicans or to be in the party at all. We put out some really bad optics, too. Trump’s tweets aside, you look at that infamous health care picture that showed two dozen old white men sitting around a table discussing health care policy. What woman wants to step into that —a party of old, white men?” -Meghan Milloy of Republican Women for Progress
Photo from Forbes
We Got Results In The House
Democrats have 35 new women elected to the House, compared with just 1 for Republicans.
There are 235 Democrats in the House of Representatives and 199 Republicans
An Interesting and Inspiring Article For Young Women To Read
As of Jan 1, 2019, there are 87 women in the House
THEIR NAMES (ages) DISTRICTS
Cindy Axne (born 1965) Iowa’s 3rd
Angie Craig (born 1972) Minnesota’s 2nd
Sharice Davids (born 1980) Kansas’s 3rd
Madeleine Dean (born 1959) Pennsylvania’s 4th
Veronica Escobar (born 1969) Texas’s 16th
Abby Finkenauer (born 1988) Iowa’s 1st
Lizzie Fletcher (born 1975) Texas’s 7th
Sylvia Garcia (born 1950) Texas’s 29th
Deb Haaland (born 1960) New Mexico’s 1st
Jahana Hayes (born 1973) Connecticut’s 5th
Katie Hill (born 1987) California’s 25th
Kendra Horn (born 1976) Oklahoma’s 5th
Chrissy Houlahan (born 1968) Pennsylvania’s 6th
Susie Lee (born 1966) Nevada’s 3rd
Elaine Luria (born 1975) Virginia’s 2nd
Lucy McBath (born 1960) Georgia’s 6th
Carol Miller (born 1950) West Virginia’s 3rd
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (born 1971) Florida’s 26th
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (born 1989) New York’s 14th
Ilhan Omar (born 1981) Minnesota’s 5th
Katie Porter (born 1974) California’s 45th
Ayanna Pressley (born 1974) Massachusetts’s 7th
Kim Schrier (born 1968) Washington’s 8th
Donna Shalala (born 1941) Florida’s 27th
Mikie Sherrill (born 1972) New Jersey’s 11th
Elissa Slotkin (born 1976) Michigan’s 8th
Abigail Spanberger (born 1979) Virginia’s 7th
Haley Stevens (born 1983) Michigan’s 11th
Rashida Tlaib (born 1976) Michigan’s 13th
Xochitl Torres Small (born 1984) New Mexico’s 2nd
Lori Trahan (born 1973) Massachusetts’s 3rd
Lauren Underwood (born 1986) Illinois’s 14th
Jennifer Wexton (born 1968) Virginia’s 10th
We Got Results In The Senate
This time ( Nov. 6 2018 ) 23 women were elected to the Senate, just six of them Republicans all but one were incumbents.
Deb Fischer (R-NE) was re-elected
Susan Collins (R-ME) was re-elected
Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) was re-elected
Joni Ernst (R-IA) was re-elected
Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) was re-elected
Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) was elected
Tina Smith (D-MN) was elected
Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) lost her seat
Maria Cantwell (D-WA) unseated Susan Hutchinson
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) held her seat
Jacklyn Rosen (D-NV) held her seat
Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) defeated Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Angela Green (G-AZ)
Amy Klobuchar (D-FL) kept her seat
Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) kept her seat against Leah Vukmir (R-WI)
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) kept her seat
Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D-NY) kept her seat
Elizabeth A. Warren (D-MA) kept her seat with the highest margin of 2 to 1
Patty Murray (D-ME)
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
Maggie Hassan (D-NH)
Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)
Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)
So congratulate yourselves, all you who participated in the 2018 Congressional Elections.
The process of removing the Republican power structure from our government will take one more Democratic Presidential election win and winning the following Congressional Midterm Election. Only then will we have completed of the removal of Republicans from the Senate and House. Then we may contemplate banning any future rise of the Republican or any other party that wants to operate like a RICO crime family and usurp our democratic system and poison the marketplace of ideas with right wing hate speech.