Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans don’t really care about women voters….
Trump himself seems to have no use for them except to putdown and see as sex objects…
It hurt Republicans in last weeks elections…
The record number of women legislators coming into Congress is a warning for the Grand ole Party come the 2020. elections…
These new records represent the culmination of a record-setting year for female candidates. In elections for Congress, governorships and state legislatures alike, the number of women who ran outstripped previous years, as did the number of women nominated.
Many first-time candidates this year were inspired to run for office, at least in part, by the 2016 presidential election — both the fact that the first female major-party nominee ever lost, and that Donald Trump, who is very unpopular among women (particularly Democratic women), won.
And the women elected this year are overwhelmingly Democratic. Thus far, 85 of the 98 women elected to the House this year, as well as 10 of the 13 elected to the Senate, are Democrats. (One still-undecided Senate seat, in Arizona, will go to a woman no matter what, as both major-party candidates are women. That brings the total of women assured to be elected to the Senate this year to 14.)
In fact, the number of Republican women in Congress, at latest count, will decline in the next session.
With the record-breaking group of women elected this year comes a crop of other records and firsts. For example, the next Congress will feature a record numberof women of color, as well as a record number of non-incumbent women, according to the Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics. It will also feature the first Native American women, the first Muslim women and the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
A still-gaping gender gap
Women swung far toward Democrats this year, but so did men — at least, relative to where they usually are.
Which is to say, the gap between female and male voters remained roughly as big as it has been in recent years, according to exit polls. Women were 21 points more likely to vote for Democrats than Republicans in House races — 60 percent voted for Democrats, to 38 percent who voted for Republicans…..