Election Thread

Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota had primary races yesterday. Here's a thread to talk about any and all of the results that you found exciting or disappointing.

Two quick things I want to highlight:

Deb Haaland won her Democratic primary in New Mexico's congressional race, which, as Jennifer Bendery reports at HuffPo, means that the United States is very likely to get its first Native American congresswoman in November!
The district encompasses Albuquerque and is solidly blue ― it's rated D+7 by the Cook Partisan Voter Index ― so Haaland is all but certain to win in November when she takes on the lone GOP candidate in the race, Janice Arnold-Jones.

The House seat is open because its current occupant, Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D), is running for governor.
Good luck to both Haaland and Grisham later this year!

[Content Note: Sexual violence] And in California, voters in Santa Clara County voted to remove Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky from the bench, Meagan Flynn reports at the WaPo. Persky is the shitbird who sentenced Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail after he was convicted for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman.
"Tonight many, many voters voted against the culture of impunity for high-status perpetrators of sexual assault or domestic violence," Michele Dauber, a Stanford University professor and chair of the Recall Judge Aaron Persky Campaign, told The Washington Post. "This election expresses clearly that sexual assault, sexual violence is serious and it has to be taken seriously by elected officials. It's a historical moment when women across all sectors of society are standing up saying, 'Enough is enough.'"

Persky could not immediately reached for comment.

Did you vote yesterday? Did your candidates win? Tell all in comments.

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