Meet top six candidates who made history in US 2020 elections (photos)

Meet top six candidates who made history in US 2020 elections (photos)

As the United States 2020 elections gradually wind down, a report by The New York Times has highlighted some candidates who set new records ones in the polls.

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Below are some of the winners who have made history in the US 2020 elections.

1. Sarah McBride

Elected to the Delaware Senate, McBride will become the country’s first openly transgender state senator and the highest-ranking transgender official in the US, according to The New York Times.

Meet the Candidates Who Made History in the 2020 Election
Sarah McBride, elected to the Delaware Senate. Photo credit: Sarah McBride
Source: Twitter

2. Cori Bush

Bush has emerged the first Black woman elected to represent Missouri in Congress. She defeated Anthony Rogers, a Republican.

Meet the Candidates Who Made History in the 2020 Election
Cori Bush has emerged the first Black woman elected to represent Missouri in Congress. Photo credit: Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images
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3/4. Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones

Torres and Jones who are from New York have become the first two openly gay Black men elected to Congress after they were declared winners in their House races.

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Meet the Candidates Who Made History in the 2020 Election
Ritchie Torres, one of the first two openly gay Black men elected to Congress. Photo credit: Adam Hunger / AP
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Meet the Candidates Who Made History in the 2020 Election
Congressman-elect Mondaire Jones poses for a portrait near his campaign headquarters in the 17th congressional district. Photo credit: Michael Noble Jr. via Getty Images
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Jones will fill the seat in New York’s 17th Congressional District that is being vacated by Representative Nita Lowey.

Both are Democrats.

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5. Cynthia Lummis

Lummis, a Republican and former congresswoman, will become the first woman to represent Wyoming in the Senate.

Meet the Candidates Who Made History in the 2020 Election
Cynthia Lummis becomes the first woman to represent Wyoming in the Senate. Photo credit: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call via Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

6. Marilyn Strickland

Strickland, former Mayor of Tacoma, has emerged the first Korean-born African American woman ever elected to Congress and the first Black woman to represent Washington State at the federal level.

Meet the Candidates Who Made History in the 2020 Election
Marilyn Strickland, former Mayor of Tacoma, emerges the first Korean-American woman ever elected to Congress. Photo source: @StricklandforWA
Source: Twitter

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Meanwhile, at least, three Nigerian-Americans have secured victories in the 2020 elections in the United States held on Tuesday, November 3.

Esther Agbaje, one of the Nigerian-Americans, contested to represent District 59B in the Minnesota House of Representatives on the platform of the Democratic Party.

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She won with 17,396 votes.

The 35-year-old Harvard law graduate defeated Republican Alan Shilepsky and Green Party candidate Lisa Neal-Delgado in the poll.

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