Yesterday, America witnessed a little event known as the midterm elections. Y’know … no big deal, just an election to determine the future of LGBTQ rights and human existence across America and the entire world.
It actually turned out to be a decent night! Democrats won back the House by a decent margin, a lot of LGBTQ and female candidates won, a few bad Republicans got the boot (some didn’t), and several states passed progressive ballot measures.
We were watching social media all night for breaking news and found a handful of tweets that conveyed some celebratory moments and thoughts moving forward.
WANT TO SAY HOW PROUD I AM OF ALL THOSE WHO VOTED????????????
ps LADIES…PUT ON YOUR ??ITS TIME TO KICK?A LITTLE ASS?
WE’RE IN IT TO WIN IT?
No Matter What Happens This Yr
THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING
— Cher (@cher) November 6, 2018
Over 100 women have been elected to the House for the first time ever. It’s about time.
— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) November 7, 2018
Why the fuck not, Nancy? https://t.co/ftAP0J43rm
— Brittney Cooper (@ProfessorCrunk) November 7, 2018
To all the Democrats just elected to the House,
Congratulations! Great job!
Now use that power. Don’t play nice. Don’t “extend a hand across the aisle.” Don’t compromise your principles.
Expose these fuckers and protect democracy.
The people who put you there
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) November 7, 2018
Oh so 9 million more people voted for Democratic senators than GOPs, resulting in…[checks notes]…the GOP gaining three seats. pic.twitter.com/Qe7plw1S1u
— Mat Johnson (@mat_johnson) November 7, 2018
did it drop another house on your sister? https://t.co/p2MZY8TpTI
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) November 7, 2018
— Mike Gibbs ???? (@Mikeggibbs) November 7, 2018
Me entering the living room to tell my roommates Kris Kobach lost. pic.twitter.com/13HFNe2J56
— Gabe Gonzalez (@gaybonez) November 7, 2018
The Colorado cake baker who refused to bake a cake for a gay couple now has a gay governor.
— Reverend Jes Kast (@JesKast) November 7, 2018
Trump’s worst nightmare Maxine Waters is now the chairwoman of the house financial services committee pic.twitter.com/e9yJ79Q7m1
— Treason Donald (@TreasonDonald) November 7, 2018
Sweet! —> The founder of ‘Gays for Trump’ got trounced in his North Carolina election https://t.co/GT3cwOtCdm
— Michelangelo Signorile (@MSignorile) November 7, 2018
27 NRA backed candidates lost tonight! The most ever.
Thank you @AMarch4OurLives!
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) November 7, 2018
I want this picture printed on all money. pic.twitter.com/U7QNADCWQR
— Louis Virtel (@louisvirtel) November 7, 2018
Idaho, Utah, & Nebraska all expanded Medicaid tonight.
300,000 people gain access to health care.
— Jesse Lehrich (@JesseLehrich) November 7, 2018
You deserve all the credit for this -you have made the Democratic Party Great Again!! You helped Dems win the House which they couldn’t do for 8 years on own and Dems flipped at least 7 governor’s races last night! #MDGA https://t.co/8FiCZokky9
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) November 7, 2018
Four years ago, the House Budget Chairman was Paul Ryan.
Next year it will be a former alt weekly owner from Louisville who wants to hold hearings on Medicare for All. https://t.co/HrQPgp0Tq1
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) November 7, 2018
Stacey Abrams is not conceding. She’s within 3 points of winning, despite every possible trick Kemp could try to deny people the right to vote and steal the election. She has every right to demand an investigation into the results. She has every reason to doubt these numbers.
— Steven Beschloss (@StevenBeschloss) November 7, 2018
Tonight Nancy Pelosi said that congressional Democrats will work with the GOP to find bipartisan solutions. Bipartisan??!? Does she think Republicans are suddenly part of the Get Along Gang? Screw that. We need another speaker, STAT. #ElectionNight #ElectionDay #Election2018 pic.twitter.com/bnohULB0Wr
— LGBTQ Nation (@lgbtqnation) November 7, 2018
America might still be electing stunningly unapologetic racists and misogynists and homo/transphobes but this country is becoming more feminist and queerer and filled with more people of color every year and there’s nothing our enemies can do about it except die off
— noah michelson (@noahmichelson) November 7, 2018
Dear assigning editors: This time around, post-election, maybe fewer anecdotal road trips through Trump Country, and more hard reporting on systematic disenfranchisement of POC and others?
— Eva Holland (@evaholland) November 7, 2018
Super important for Democrats to spend the next 10 years addressing state based gerrymandering, voter suppression, felony disenfranchisement, etc… if they ever want to retake electoral power.
— #Prisonculture (@prisonculture) November 7, 2018
No way to put lipstick on this pig. Feckless Republicans squandered a once in a generation opportunity build a wall and reduce the Democrat Party to rubble.The only way forward now for Trump: judges, judges, judges, veto, veto, veto.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanJFischer) November 7, 2018
Trump has endorsed 11 Republicans running for Governor, 31 House candidates and 13 Senate candidates and I’ve screenshot every one of them and will let him know every one that loses.
— Ally Maynard (@missmayn) November 7, 2018
— A Fox Called Spec (@spectrumfox) November 7, 2018