Now there are 84 women serving in the House of Representatives, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Ocasio-Cortez could lose her title of the youngest woman elected to Congress in a matter of hours.
"Ocasio-Cortez pulled off one of the biggest political upsets in American history and proved that America can still be a place where a working class woman of color can defeat a 10-term incumbent and his Wall Street-funded machine", said Justice Democrats communications director Waleed Shahid. BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 01: Boston City Councilor and Democratic congressional candidate Ayanna Pressley speaks at a rally calling on Sen.
We'd been hearing for months about the record number of women running for office, and last night, voters turned out for them.
Women occupy just 23% of the seats in the current US Senate and 19.3% in the House of Representatives, comparatively low rates in the developed world.
At least 99 women will represent Americans in the House, surpassing the previous record of 84.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will become the youngest female ever elected to Congress, winning her NY district at age 29.
Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia won House races in Texas, making them the first Latina women to ever represent the state.
There are also now nine female governors, matching the record set in 2004. Voters in Colorado also elected the nation's first-ever openly gay man to lead their state Tuesday. Jim McGreevey, a Democrat and former New Jersey governor, came out while in office in 2004.
Among them is Jennifer Wexton, a Virginia state senator who defeated incumbent Barbara Comstock in one of the most closely watched races across the country.
Georgia candidate Stacey Abrams, a Democrat, was in a fierce battle to become America's first black woman governor, while Democrat Andrew Gillum narrowly lost his bid to become the first black governor of Florida.
Comparing how many of each party's women candidates won their seats, the Democratic women were more successful, particularly in the Senate and House races. The data showed that this year, white women split their vote between Democratic and Republican candidates for the House, but they preferred Republican candidates in 2010 and 2014.
Three times as many women stood for the Democratic party as the Republican party - 211 for the Democrats and 64 for the Republicans. Nine women will call various governors' mansions across the US home.