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As Christians Split Over Trump, Minority Faiths Make Their Mark

posted on November 8, 2018

Religion News Service’s Jack Jenkins and Yonat Shimron write about the religious diversity of politicians elected in the midterm elections. Democrats Rashida Tlaib from Michigan and Ilhan Omar from Minnesota became the first Muslim women elected to Congress; Jewish American candidates won 31 seats in Congress; and eight “openly non-religious” candidates won seats in state assemblies. Despite continuing support of the Republican Party among white evangelicals, they add, “Catholics as a whole appear to have flipped in favor of Democrats this election, with 50 percent backing the resurgent party and 49 percent backing the GOP.”

Read at Religion News Service