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U.S. Election: A record 106 women projected to win Reps seat

President Trump described this election cycle as the year of the Republican woman.

• November 7, 2020
Map of the United States, [CREDIT: Geology.com]
Map of the United States, [CREDIT: Geology.com]

No fewer than 106 women will serve in the 117th U.S. House of Representatives beginning on January 3, according to ABC News projections.

This number represents 24 per cent of the total 435  lawmakers in the lower legislative chamber.

It beats the previous record of 102 women set in the outgoing 116th session, the news outlet reported, citing the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP).

Another record has also been set with an increase in the number of women of colour elected to the lower chamber in this election cycle.

Out of the 106 female Reps elected in Tuesday’s polls, no fewer than 46 are women of color, beating the 2019 record of 44, the medium reported.

Female Republicans are also making new gains with no fewer than 24 projected to win their elections at the end of counting.

This is 11 more than the 13 women Republicans in the current 116th session, checks by NAN reveal.

Democrats have 89 women lawmakers, in addition to two female delegates known as shadow congresswomen, in the outgoing session.

In his national address on Thursday, President Donald Trump described this election cycle as the year of the Republican woman.

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