Indian-origin Democratic Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has been re-elected to the US House of Representatives for the third consecutive term. Krishnamoorthi, 47, who was born in New Delhi, easily defeated Preston Nelson of the Libertarian Party.When last reports came in, he had accounted for nearly 71 per cent of the total votes counted.
— Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (@CongressmanRaja) November 3, 2020
Krishnamoorthi, whose parents are from Tamil Nadu, was first elected to the House of Representatives in 2016.
Meanwhile, congressman Ami Bera is seeking his fifth consecutive win from California and Ro Khanna his third term in the House of Representatives from California.
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal is seeking her third consecutive term from Washington state.
Voting in both California and Washington states continues and results are expected to be declared in the wee hours.
Dr Hiral Tipirneni is seeking her third consecutive attempt from the sixth Congressional District of Arizona. Sri Kulkarni from the Democratic Party was giving a tough fight to the Republican Party’s Troy Nehls from the 22nd Congressional District of Texas.
Republican Manga Anantatmula was trailing by nearly 15 percentage points against Democratic incumbent Gerry Connolly from the 11th Congressional District of Virginia.
Sarah McBride, a prominent LGBTQ advocate Sarah McBride has won the race for her state’s first Senate district – meaning she will become the first openly transgender state senator in US history in US Presidential election 2020. Three years before Ms. McBride’s victory, Transgender Democrat Danica Roem became the US’s first openly trans elected official when she won election to the Virginia House of Delegates.
McBride, a former spokesperson for the LGBTQ advocacy group Human Rights Campaign, made national headlines in 2012 when she stepped down as American University’s student body president and came out as trans in the school’s student newspaper.
On the other hand, Mauree Turner won her election for state House in Oklahoma’s 88th district, making history as the first Muslim person elected to the state’s legislature.
The 27-year-old political newcomer beat out Republican Kelly Barlean for the seat. In the heavily Republican state, Turner’s district, which includes Oklahoma City, leans solidly Democratic.
US Presidential Election Result 2020 is finally here. Since yesterday, millions of voters have been flocking to polling sites to cast their ballot in favor of either President Donald Trump or Joe Biden in the world’s most significant democratic exercise.
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 4, 2020
The race to the White House is heating up as Donald Trump picks up lost ground. Here’s where things stand at 11.45 am. Joe Biden has 223 electoral votes against Trump’s 212, according to The Associated Press (AP). A candidate needs 270 electoral votes to win the presidency.