Get to know the Black candidates who have made history in the 2020 U.S. Election

Mildred Europa Taylor November 05, 2020
Democrat Mauree Turner, 27, on Tuesday won her race for Oklahoma state House for District 88, becoming the first nonbinary state legislator in US history and first Muslim lawmaker in Oklahoma. Courtesy

In some nations, there is a body or electoral commission that supervises elections, but that is not the situation in the United States. With each state having its own systems and laws for counting votes, vote-counting is still ongoing with people on the edge of their seats hoping to have a clear winner soon.

Joe Biden has said he is on course to win the election while Donald Trump has threatened to fight the outcome. And though at this point we still do not know who the clear winner is, what we do know is that a record number of Black candidates have already clinched victories in some of the races that have been mentioned.

From Missouri’s first Black congresswoman to the first openly gay Black men to be elected to Congress, here are some of the notable Black winners who have made history:

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: November 5, 2020


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