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Fri Nov 11, 2022, 06:39 AM

A record number of LGBTQ candidates claim victory in another 'rainbow wave'

Source: NBC

A record number of LGBTQ candidates won their midterm races this year, creating what some advocates are calling yet another “rainbow wave.”

Many races are still too close or too early to call, but as of Thursday afternoon, at least 400 out LGBTQ candidates had won their elections, according to the LGBTQ Victory Fund, which supports queer people running for office. That number surpasses 2020’s record of 336 and 2018’s record of 244.

At least 1,065 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people ran for office this year, with 678 of them making it to the general election, the LGBTQ Victory Institute, the research arm of the Victory Fund, reported. With at least 400 wins so far, queer candidates will have a midterm success rate of at least 58%.

Of the over 1,000 queer candidates who ran for office this year, 89% are Democrats, according to the Victory Fund. This reflects LGBTQ voters more broadly: 84% supported Democrats, while 15% supported Republicans, according to an NBC News Exit Poll released Tuesday evening.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/nbc-out/out-politics-and-policy/record-number-lgbtq-candidates-claim-victory-another-rainbow-wave-rcna56564?icid=election_results

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Reply A record number of LGBTQ candidates claim victory in another 'rainbow wave' (Original post)
Roisin Ni Fiachra Nov 11 OP
Better Days Ahoy Nov 11 #1
bucolic_frolic Nov 11 #2
republianmushroom Nov 11 #3
Aristus Nov 11 #4
Kennah Nov 11 #5
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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 06:56 AM

1. As high as governor for this election cycle

A much more diverse group.

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 07:18 AM

2. The Enlightenment lives

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 12:00 PM

3. I like it

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 01:00 PM

4. Congratulations to all. Your straight friends and allies are with you.

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Fri Nov 11, 2022, 01:20 PM

5. Hoping this leads to rainbow chemtrails

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Mon Nov 14, 2022, 08:13 AM

6. K&R

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