Democrats flip the House and have historical firsts

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While President Trump is declaring victory this morning… The reality is a bit more complicated

His party managed to pick up a few seats in the Senate, but the democrats took control of the House

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R) majority leader said, “there are plenty of other things we did together and there is no reason to think that would stop simply because the house becomes democratic.”

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D) minority leader said, “today is more than about democrats and republicans. It’s about restoring the constitution’s checks and balances to the Trump administration.”

2018 was also a year of historic firsts.

Congress will have its first two female Muslim members after victories in Minnesota and Michigan.

And Colorado, has elected the country’s first openly gay man as governor.

Voters in Kansas and New Mexico are sending the first Native American woman to congress

Deb Haaland, (D) New Mexico congressional candidate said she never imagined a world where she would be represented by someone who looks like her.

Joining them will be the first female senator representing Tennessee and the first female governor of South Dakota.

But one first is still uncertain Wednesday morning.

As votes continue to be collected and counted, the race for governor in Georgia is still too close to call.

Democrat Stacey Abrams, who could be the nation’s first black female governor, is trailing republican Brian Kemp. It’s a battle that has been rife with controversy, as well as high profile support from presidents and celebrities.

Stacey Abrams (D), Georgia governor candidate said, “votes remain to be counted. There are voices that are waiting to be heard. Across our state folks are opening up the dreams of voters in absentee ballots. And we believe our chance for a stronger Georgia is just within reach.”

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