Montana elected its first black mayor, New Jersey elected its first Sikh mayor, and Danica Roem became the first openly trans person elected to a state legislatureOn Tuesday, US voters issued a repudiation of the forces that brought Donald Trump to power last year, electing a wave of candidates with diverse backgrounds and progressive ideologies. The elections a year after Trump’s victory brought a substantial number of firsts and near-firsts for racial and religious minorities, for the LGBT community and for far-left progressives. Related: Democrats’ victories in Virginia mark a key shift in American politics Continue reading…



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