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Desi wave hits US elections

PTI
Published : Nov 10, 2016, 2:54 am IST
Updated : Nov 10, 2016, 2:54 am IST

An unprecedented desi wave hit the US elections as a record number of four Indian-Americans were on Wednesday elected to the US Congress, while the fifth candidate’s election results have gone for rec

An unprecedented desi wave hit the US elections as a record number of four Indian-Americans were on Wednesday elected to the US Congress, while the fifth candidate’s election results have gone for recounting.

Indian-American women put up a good show in the 2016 elections, with Kamala Harris, 51, a two-term attorney general from California, creating history by winning the US Senate seat from the state.

 

Pramila Jayapal, 51, won the Congressional seat from Seattle to enter the House of Representatives, the first Indian-American woman to accomplish this feat.

Jayapal would be joined in the House of Representatives by Raja Krishnamoorthi, who made it to the highest citadel of democracy in their second attempt.

Ro Khanna, the democratic candidate from California s 17th District, defeated his party colleague Mike Honda by nearly 19 percentage points.

Meanwhile, Democratic Congressman Ami Bera’s election results have gone for recounting. Bera was contesting against Repu-blican Scott Jones for the House of Representatives.

“I have full confidence that the professionals who work at the Sacramento County Registrar will ensure that every ballot is counted, and right now we need to let them do their job,” said Bera.

 

“As the first votes were counted on Election Day, I had the greatest lead I've ever had at this stage, so I'm confident that we're again headed toward victory,” he said.

Location: United States, Washington