Historic local election victories across the country for people of color | USA TODAY 1

Historic local election victories across the country for people of color | USA TODAY

 

Local elections had historic results, leading to Black, Asian politicians taking a seat in office.
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As polls closed late Tuesday, states throughout the country saw a range of candidates of color racking up election wins in historic results.

The gains ranged from mayoral elections to state offices, in many cases the first time such posts have been won by people of color or candidates from marginalized communities.

Here's a rundown of the winners: Michelle Wu elected mayor of Boston, Eric Adams elected mayor of New York City, Ed Gainey elected mayor of Pittsburg, Aftab Pureval elected mayor of Cincinnati, Abdullah Hammoud elected mayor of Dearborn, Mich.,

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5 comments

  1. This is certainly great news to have, especially in light of Virginia’s unfortunate results; a very great picker upper

  2. I thought we were supposed to vote based on qualifications, not based on skin color? Who are the TRUE racists?

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