History was made in Charlotte, North Carolina Tuesday night (Nov. 7). When all the vote were accounted for in the city's mayoral race, the citizens of Charlotte had elected their first black female mayor. Democrat Vi Lyles, won 58 percent of the vote to Republican rival, Kenny Smith, reports the Charlotte Observer.
Lyles isn’t alone in the history-making election. Several cities elected black mayors for the first time on Tuesday.
The election also marked victories for a diverse group of candidates, including the newly-elected Sikh mayor of Hoboken N.J., two openly trans women earning seats in the Virginia state legislator and Minneapolis City Council, and wins for Asian and Latino candidates.