In US Congress election 2020, it seems that US citizens supported diversity in their society by electing transgenders, lesbians and astronauts as their representatives.
Sarah McBride is set to become the first mixed-sex senator in US history after winning the US state of Delaware.
She won the seat, which was vacated by Democratic Senator Harris McDowell, by defeating Republican candidate Steve Washington.
We did it. We won the general election.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
— Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride) November 4, 2020
McBride, 30, has been the press secretary for the LGBTQ, a gay and bisexual organization, and has also served as a trainee in the White House during the Obama administration.
She is the first member of the mixed-sex community in the country to reach such a high level.
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Also in Kansas, Stephanie Byers, a dark-skinned and mixed-sex individual, is the first person with this identity to reach the state legislature in US congress election 2020.
Yard signs don’t vote, but digital billboards along Wichita’s most traversed roadway… pic.twitter.com/ARxanpG3Cg
— Stephanie Byers (@ByersForKansas) November 1, 2020
In Oklahoma, Mori Turner also became the first member of the state legislature not to explicitly identify her gender as male or female.
Taylor Small, 26, is another transgender person elected to the House of Representatives from the state of Vermont.
With and 43% and 41% of the vote respectively in Winooski, Hal Colston and I will be headed to Montpelier! Thank you, everyone!
— Taylor Small (@TaylorSmallVT) November 4, 2020
Ritchie Torres from New York is the first black gay man to be elected to Congress at the age of 32.
His fellow candidates from New York and whose results have not yet been received are Mondaire Jones.
The election also includes 25-year-old Madison Cawthorn, a congressman from North Carolina. He was the first person born in the 1990s to reach such a young age in Congress.
Together, we have made history.
Thank you, Western North Carolina. pic.twitter.com/umPGbQsksk
— Madison Cawthorn (@CawthornforNC) November 5, 2020
Marjorie Taylor Greene, 46, easily won the election from the state of Georgia. She is being touted by the US media as the first US lawmaker to openly support QAnon’s conspiracy theories.
Believers in this baseless conspiracy theory believe that President Trump is waging a covert war against the people in the government, media and businesses who worship the devil and sexually abuse children. ۔
Marjorie Taylor Greene has promoted the idea in online videos, but in an interview with Fox News in August, she tried to distance herself from QAnon.
She said she found “baseless information” in the theory and insisted she had chosen a “different path”.
But she has set another record and is the first woman to reach Congress from northwestern Georgia.
Former US astronaut Mark Kelly has been elected to the Senate from the state of Arizona, but he is not the first former astronaut to run for office.
I am deeply honored that Arizonans have trusted me to be their next United States Senator and to serve in this seat once held by Senator John McCain. pic.twitter.com/scNwzYpmoJ
— Captain Mark Kelly (@CaptMarkKelly) November 5, 2020
Former Ohio Senator John Glenn was the first former astronaut to become a member of the Senate. He won his first election in 1974 and held the seat until 1999.
Mark Kelly has spent 54 days in space and his twin brother Scott Kelly is also a retired NASA astronaut.