Some results of the U.S. midterm elections have come in and quite a number of black people have won different seats.
In Florida, Ron DeSantis defeated Andrew Gillum, who was vying to become the first black governor of the Sunshine State. In Georgia, where Democrat Stacey Abrams is running against Republican Brian Kemp, the votes are still being counted.
This has been considered one of the most controversial elections after the passing an ‘exact match’ policy, which requires voter details to match information on the state’s database. The consequence is the cancellation of a registration of voters, mostly Black or Hispanic. There have also been complaints of malfunctioning voting machines.
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Even so, there have been tremendous wins by black people across the country. Scroll through to find out the four distinguished women who have made history in the elections.