Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman and former electric company executive, applauds with her supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vt.

It was a great night for politics — and the nation — as voters backed the first transgender governor, its first Somali-American woman in Congress and its first black woman in Connecticut’s congressional delegation. Diversity won the night.

Jahana Hayes shows her amazement after winning the Democratic primary for 5th district defeating Mary Glassman.

Rep. Ilhan Omar celebrated with her children after her primary victory.