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This is an amazing step in the right direction...

New Mexico will soon be making history...

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Because their U.S House Delegation will consist of nothing but women of color.

This is an unbelievable step in the right direction for women's rights and equality...

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And it just goes to show how our country is finally trying to amend the problem that we have with racism.

But of course...

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This isn't the only exciting news that has been announced in the last twenty-four hours.

So far, it's been a wild ride. Before election day: Nearly 100 million had already cast their vote...

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And according to the Independent, polls showed that Biden and his vice presidential nominee, Kamala Harris, lead the way, being favored amongst 66% of voters.

Election Day: 69% of voters are reported to have favored Trump.

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Other polls predicted results that opposed each other, some thinking our current president would be re-elected, while others rounded up that we would have a Democrat on the throne.

Polls started to close.

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And the first results of the 2020 election rapidly began flooding in.

Polling stations in parts of Indiana and Kentucky were the first to close.

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It was quickly confirmed that Trump won in a number of states, including Indiana, Kentucky, and Alabama, while Biden won over the West Coast states, such as California, Washington, and Oregon.

Trump won Florida.

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At the time of writing, Trump calls a win with 51.3% of the vote, while Biden had 47.8%.

Trump won Ohio.

He has secured Ohio, a state that has predicted every president since 1964. As per projections from NBC News and Fox News, Trump is projected to win in Ohio, which has predicted every president since 1964.

Joni Ernst wins re-election to the senate.

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The Republican senator confirmed her re-election.

Biden said he feels on track to win the election.

"We knew this was going to go long, but who knew we would go into maybe tomorrow morning, maybe even longer!" Biden said. "But we feel good about where we are. I'm here to tell you tonight we believe we're on track to win this election."

Donald Trump posts a tweet that was soon to be marked as 'misinformation' by Twitter.

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It was quickly deleted from the social media platform.

Trump won Texas.

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Trump wins the crucial seat, earning him 38 electoral points.

Trump asked for voting to stop.

In a speech, he expressed a worry that ballots would be found at "4 o'clock in the morning" which he didn't think should be counted.

Trump declared his own victory.

He followed up his wish to close voting by suggesting he would be taking the matter to the Supreme Court. Trump said: "As far as I am concerned, we have already won."

Biden predicted to win Arizona.

In a huge turn of events, Biden is predicted to win the state of Arizona, which will secure him a crucial 11 electoral votes. It's a battleground state that Trump won 4 years prior.

Arizona predicted to turn blue for the first time in 24 years.

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The state has previously only ever backed 1 other Democratic candidate in the last 72 years, so this is a huge event for Biden and his party tonight.

Biden won Maine.

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Biden defeated Trump, winning 3 of the state’s 4 Electoral College votes.

Biden campaign responded to Trump's false claims he's won the election.

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“The president’s statement tonight about trying to shut down the counting of duly cast ballots was outrageous, unprecedented, and incorrect," said Biden campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon in a statement: "It was outrageous because it is a naked effort to take away the democratic rights of American citizens. "It was unprecedented because never before in our history has a president of the United States sought to strip Americans of their voice in a national election. Having encouraged Republican efforts in multiple states to prevent the legal counting of these ballots before Election Day, now Donald Trump is saying these ballots can’t be counted after Election Day either. "And it was incorrect because it will not happen. The counting will not stop. It will continue until every duly cast vote is counted. Because that is what our laws — the laws that protect every Americans’ constitutional right to vote — require. "We repeat what the Vice President said tonight: Donald Trump does not decide the outcome of this election. Joe Biden does not decide the outcome of this election. The American people decide the outcome of this election. And the democratic process must and will continue until its conclusion."

Biden gained more votes than either candidate in the 2016 election.

Surpassing Clinton’s 65,853,625 with 65,881,145 votes.

Republican David Andahl elected to the North Dakota House of Representatives.

Andahl died of COVID-19 last month aged fifty-five, but the election results in North Dakota showed the Bismarck-area district going to both him and Dave Nehring.

Also, "The Squad" all won their re-election.

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The team of 4 congresswomen, Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, also nicknamed "The Squad" have all been projected to win their re-election in their respective states.

And amazingly...

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New Mexico's U.S House Delegation will consist entirely of women of color.

In their elections yesterday...

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Rep. Deb Haaland (New Mexico-1), Republican Yvette Herrell (New Mexico-2), and Democrat Teresa Leger Fernandez (New Mexico-3) each won their district races.

In 2018, Haaland became one of the first Native American women elected to Congress...

And she is a citizen of the Pueblo of Laguna, a tribe in New Mexico. Before taking office, she was chairwoman of New Mexico’s Democratic Party and a community organizer.

"I felt like it was just time to stand up with a positive campaign."

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"We have an extremely divisive president who disparages so many people," she told The New York Times after her 2018 win.

Yvette Herrell's victory over a Democratic incumbent, Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, returns the 2nd District to Republican control.

Yesterday was a rematch of their 2018 race, in which Torres Small beat Herrell by just 1.8 points, flipping the open seat, which had been historically red. This year, the seat was considered one of the Democrats' most vulnerable.

She is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation...

"I want people to vote for me because of my experience, what I bring to the table, not because I have a portion of Native American blood in me," Herrell told The Albuquerque Journal in 2018.

And in the 3rd District, Leger Fernandez became the first woman to win the seat.

According to her campaign website, she is a career attorney focused on tribal and Hispanic civil rights.

This is a remarkable step forward in the right direction!

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But things are far from over yet. Keep on reading for the most recent election updates...