Women’s Rights: Election Results Serve As Wake Up Call for Republicans

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A voter, left, carries her ballot to the counting machine after voting at a polling station Tuesday Nov. 7, 2023, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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A seismic shift in the political landscape following last night’s elections. In a stunning turn, Virginia voters have decisively rejected Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s conservative agenda, flipping the House of Delegates from Red to Blue, keeping the Senate, and marking a clear stance against policies on abortion, critical race theory, LGBTQ rights, and voting restrictions. This significant shift also led to the election of Don Scott Jr. as the first Black speaker of the House in Virginia’s history.

Issue 1 signs sit outside Knox Presbyterian Church on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, in Cincinnati. Ohio is the only state to consider an abortion-rights question this year. Issue 1 specifically declares an individual’s right to “make and carry out one’s own reproductive decisions,” including abortion. Anti-abortion groups argue the amendment’s language is too broad. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)

Nationwide, the right to choose proved pivotal, with Ohio and Kentucky anchoring abortion rights firmly into their political fabric. These results, heavily influenced by grassroots efforts and civil rights organizations, send a strong message to President Biden.

Amidst challenges with a low approval rating and pressing economic concerns, the political tide hints at the need for a sharper, more resonant message, where many are calling for the Biden administration to go after former President Donald Trump, in addition to touting his record on the economy and how he has helped millions of Americans.


Click play to listen to the report from AURN White House Correspondent Ebony McMorris. For more news, follow @E_N_McMorris & @aurnonline.

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