The winner of the presidential election between Joe Biden and Donald Trump is not yet known but on the side of the House of Representatives, the trend is clear: the Democrats have retained and even strengthened their majority in the House of Representatives, according to several American media . While they currently hold 232 of the 435 seats, Democrats will win between four and five more seats, according to Fox News and ABC.
Symbol of this majority reinforced in the lower house, the easy re-election of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in her New York constituency against a Republican rival who had benefited from funds from all over the country as “AOC”, as she is nicknamed, has become a target of pro-Trump. According to results covering nearly 70% of bulletins, cited by the American media, the young woman crushed the Republican John Cummings (68.5% against 30.8%).
“Fighting for working class families in Congress is an honor, a privilege and a responsibility of my life,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “Thank you for re-electing me despite the millions spent against us.”
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become one of the favorite targets of Donald Trump and the Republicans, who often cite with contempt the young woman and her “gang” or “AOC + 3” – a reference to the group of elected officials who are very supportive of her. forms with Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan – as the example of a “leftist” drift of the Democratic Party.
New York seat lost to Republicans
According to still partial results, the first two were easily re-elected. Rashida Tlaib, Mich., Also had a solid lead on Tuesday night although the count was less advanced.
Three new elected black New Yorkers, including two openly gay, also representing the left wing of the Democratic Party, should soon join “AOC” in Washington: Ritchie Torres, 32, Jamaal Bowman, 44, and Mondaire Jones, 33 years.
New York Democrats nonetheless seemed poised to cede a Congressional seat to Republicans: Nicole Malliotakis, the unsuccessful New York mayoral candidate in 2017, was well placed to beat Democrat Max Rose in a constituency that included the pro-Trump stronghold of Staten Island.