First ever Muslim women elected to US House of Representatives

Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar

A pair of districts in the Midwest will add Muslim women to the ranks of the US Congress for the first time, CNN has projected. Multiple outlets have called the race.

In 2008, she became the first Muslim woman to serve in the MI state legislature.

"Regardless of whether we win or lose, this gets to shift the narrative of what is possible", she said. 'You are faced with an opportunity to lead our nation.' It is not worth much if we are continuing to fight, and I would expect that a leader moves us into a direction where we take our country to be more prosperous to make it one that works for working families.

Michigan's Rashida Tlaib and Minnesota's Ilhan Omar both made history Tuesday by winning their elections and becoming the first Muslim women to be elected to the U.S. Congress.

As of 9:46 p.m. on November 6, media outlets have also declared Andy Levin, Debbie Dingell, and Brenda Lawrence winners in their respective U.S. House races. "But really I am not going from a first to another first", Omar said in an interview with The Associated Press.

The victories by the two Democrats - Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib - came on an election night when members of multiple minority groups had a chance to score electoral firsts.

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In Michigan, voters elected Rashida Tlaib to fill a seat vacated by John Conyers, who resigned previous year after allegations of sexual misconduct. She will succeed the first Muslim congressman, Keith Ellison, who vacated the seat to run for Minnesota's Attorney General.

Omar (D), 36, fled war-torn Somalia in the '90s and lived in a refugee camp before moving to the US.

Also elected for the first time in MA was a black Congresswoman.

Tlaib was born in Detroit to Palestinian immigrant parents.

The result of the elections means that the Republicans no longer hold both wings of the U.S. congress, handing President Donald Trump's political opponents a stronger foothold in Washington. This seat has been held by Democrats since 1963.

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