Americans are on a knife-edge as they wait for the official results of the 2020 presidential elections to be announced.
At the same time, some candidates who won House seats in Congress inspired many after defying all odds and emerging as champions.
From Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones who were the first openly gay Black men to be elected to the House of Representatives to Marilyn Strickland who was also elected to the Congress and will be first Korean-American in the House, the winners of the 2020 elections came from all walks of life.
1. Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones
Ritchie Torres and Mondaire Jones, who are both Democratic candidates, won their House seats in New York going down in history as the first openly homosexual men in Congress.
Torres won in New York's 15th district while Jones scooped the House seat of New York 17th district.
2. Cori Bush
The audacious Cory Bush will be the first Black woman to ever represent Missouri in Congress.
In her victory speech, she said: " To all black girls and women, this is our moment."
3. Marilyn Strickland
Marilyn Strickland will be the first Korean-American woman to represent Washington State in Congress.
She defeated another Democratic candidate and previously served as a Mayor of Tacoma.
4. Deb Haaland, Yvette Herrell, and Teresa Leger Fernandez
Deb Haaland, Yvette Herrell, and Teresa Leger Fernandez all won their House seats in New Mexico's First, Second and Third Districts respectively.
This simply means the entire New Mexico's delegation will be made of women of colour.
5. Sarah McBride
Sarah McBride is the first-ever openly transgender senator in the United State. She won the Delaware Senatorial seat.
Moreover, McBride is also the highest-ranking transgender leader in the US.
6. Cynthia Lummis
Cynthia Lummis will be the first woman Senator in the state of Wyoming.
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7. Shevrin Jones
Shevrin Jones also made history after becoming the first openly gay state senator elected in Florida's 35th District.
In a separate story, TUKO.co.ke reported, a Kenyan woman has been playing a key role in Joe Biden's campaign in the US.
Esther Ongeri has been serving as the Director of Special Projects in the 2020 campaign and has been in the position since July.
According to her profile on Linkedin, the young lady served as an assistant to New Jersey senator Robert Menendez between May 2016 and July 2017.
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