But with record numbers of women nominated for the house, the Senate and for Governor, Tuesday was always set to be a historic day for women.
The Associated Press reported that a record 237 women ran for the House of Representatives this year. And it will bring the share of Congress members who are women up from the current 20 percent to at least 22 percent.
And several of the female candidates broke records of their own.
OLATHE, KS - NOVEMBER 06: Democratic candidate for Kansas' 3rd Congressional District Sharice Davids speaks to supporters during an election night party on November 6, 2018 in Olathe, Kansas.
And the women elected this year are overwhelmingly Democratic.
Yesterday's election will ensure that the U.S. House of Representatives looks a lot more like the country it represents.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortezis is the youngest woman elected to Congress. In Maine, Democrat Janet Mills will become the state's first woman governor, and in South Dakota, Republican Kristi Noem will be the first women to lead the state. Others, like Massachusetts' Ayanna Pressley, were political veterans. "Women want safe neighborhoods for their families, great schools and health care for their children, and they want criminals to be thrown in jail or thrown the hell out of our country".
Rates of female voters have equaled or exceeded those of men for decades, according to a study by the Center for American Women and Politics.
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Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis handily defeated Republican state Treasurer Walker Stapleton in the Colorado governor's race Tuesday, becoming the first openly gay man to be elected governor in the United States.
But within the exit polls there are a few more broad lessons about partisanship by gender in America. And the leftist activist organization called UltraViolet insisted that white women are just another aspect of white supremacy that needs to be cleansed from our society. "Democrats took the House back because of women voters". This is also roughly in line with 2006, which was another wave year for Democrats.
In the Senate, female Democrats lost some important races.
Nearly 80% of voters in a CNN exit poll said it's very or somewhat important that more women and racial minorities be elected to public office, with two-thirds of white voters agreeing.
That can create some wide chasms between groups.
What is already the most diverse Congress ever will become even more so after Tuesday's elections, which broke barriers of race and gender.
Meanwhile, about three-quarters of nonwhite voters, with or without college degrees, voted for Democratic candidates in their districts. Women are also more likely to identify as Democrats or lean Democratic, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey. Most were considered longshots. "They will still be less than a quarter than of Congress", she added. Among those who see harassment as "not a serious problem", almost 8 in 10 voted Republican.