The sweep is official.
The last race has been called in Orange County, a suburban area south of Los Angeles that was been a traditional GOP stronghold, and Democrat Gil Cisneros will be headed to Congress instead of Republican Young Kim.
The Korean-American Kim had been a darling of conservatives as she helped push back on the narrative that the party was dominated by older white men.
Republican operatives had been crowing about her victory for more than a week following the election, only to see the race officially called for the Democrat, putting all six seats in Orange County in Democratic hands.
Young Kim – first Korean-American elected to Congress
Marsha Blackburn – First female Senator from Tennessee
Kristi Noem – First female Governor of South Dakota
The reason you haven't heard of these HISTORIC milestones for women: because they're all Republicans
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) November 15, 2018
— Royal Priest (@MLCHZDK) November 18, 2018
Stages of being a @YoungKimCD39 supporter:
1. Elation: “Congrats on your win!”
2. Outrage: “Why media no talk about her achievement! She’s first ever!”
3. Cray-cray: “dA LiBs R SteALInG Da eLECtION! StOP da StEAl”#ca39
— Brian Beagle (@brianpbeagle) November 15, 2018
Remember how Republicans kept posting that the Main Stream Media refused to report a Republican Korean-American woman would be the first of her gender and ethnicity in Congress? The Republian candidate Young Kim was defeated in that race.
— Eric Wise (@byronbuckles) November 18, 2018
Congratulations to Young Kim, first Korean-American woman elected to Congress! She’ll be going to work in the 39th District in CA. And guess what? She’s Republican! Yay! 😍😍😍 https://t.co/G454Urseyd
— Josefina (@JojieGonzaga) November 10, 2018