More than 100 women were projected to win seats in the House of Representatives, easily shattering the record. Overwhelmingly, they awere Democrats who helped the party take control of the chamber.
Women have never held more than 84 of the 435 seats in the House. By 1 a.m. Wednesday as the votes were still being counted, 85 had already been declared winners.
Among the new faces coming to Congress is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York, 29, a Latina who defeated incumbent Joseph Crowley in a decisive primary, will head to the House.
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