With polls showing Trump trailing former Vice President Joe Biden, it is widely rumored that the president might seek ways to postpone the election in order to remain in office. Such a move would be blatantly illegal.
Presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden made a historic promise to voters: He will nominate a woman vice president and, if given the opportunity, put a black woman on the Supreme Court.
On Super Tuesday, Smith earned a first-place finish. But to win, she’ll have to prevail in two elections over the next eight months. National Democrats are looking at the May special election as a bellwether for 2020. Do Democrats have what it takes to hold the House majority? With Trump on the ballot, can the women of the 2018 wave survive their first test as swing district incumbents in what will be the most polarized election in a generation?
We break down the representation of women candidates competing for seats in the U.S. Senate and House—as well provide a quick look at how women voted in the presidential primary.
The gender gap is now a firmly established factor in U.S. elections, driving the outcome of races from local city councils and county boards to Congress and the presidency.
Much of the attention to gender and the 2020 election has been focused on the Democratic presidential primary. But more than 500 offices at the congressional and statewide level (and many more in state legislative contests) are also up for election this year, providing multiple sites for us to evaluate the numerical presence and progress for women, and the different ways in which gender shapes campaign terrain for all candidates.
Dr. Vanessa Tyson wasn’t planning to run for a seat in the California State Assembly. But when an incumbent announced he wasn’t seeking reelection and the opportunity presented itself to make a difference in her community through political office, she jumped in.
Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar will now join a mere handful of women who have won primary delegates in U.S. history—bringing the total up to seven.
As the high-stakes elections of 2020 take shape and the Equal Rights Amendment nears final ratification, women voters will be the key to securing women’s rights.
The board’s “break with convention,” and their decision to back two candidates in a primary, feels less like a declaration and more like a sexist cop-out. Intended or not, having two women share the space historically reserved for one man gives those women short shrift.