Election Analysis

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    Money and Gubernatorial Races: How are Women Faring as Candidates and Donors?

    Despite a historic year for women in politics that featured the election of the first woman vice president and a new record for women in Congress, 2020 did not see any new women elected governor. Just nine women serve as governors across the fifty states. And in 2018, which also saw records for women winning seats in Congress and state legislatures, there...

  • A Record Number of Women will Serve in State Legislatures in 2021

    *Post has been updated on February 17, 2021 to incorporate results and legislative changes that occurred through the final date of state legislatures being sworn in (January 19, 2021). As the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) has reported, a record number of women will serve in state legislatures in 2021. As a result of the 2020 elections, 2,277...

  • Results: Women Candidates in the 2020 Elections

    Last Update: December 7th at 3:30pm ET For most current numbers visit our Election 2020 Results Tracker According to the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, at least 141 (105D, 36R) women will serve in the 117th Congress. This is a new record. There are 2 congressional races...

  • President Trump’s appeals to women show that the more things change, the more they stay the same

    Donald Trump has a lot to say to suburban women. In his only direct appeals to women, Trump has lauded his ability to keep those he has framed as undesirable (i.e., racial minorities and the poor) out of the suburbs, to ensure law and order, and most recently, to get suburban women’s husbands back to work. These appeals are out of touch in many respects: the...

  • Election Night Resources from CAWP

    Election Day is less than one week away. The Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) has lots of resources to help you follow along as polls close. CAWP will report on contests in real time throughout election night and will issue a release the day after Election Day with preliminary results for women candidates. We anticipate delays in reporting this...