According to the newspaper, the figure (which could fluctuate as more precincts report) marks an all-time high for the number of women in the House of Representatives.
In Georgia, the race for governor between Democrat Stacey Abrams - who is vying to be the first black woman governor in the USA - and Republican Brian Kemp remains too close to call.
These new records represent the culmination of a record-setting year for female candidates.
Now, the 29-year-old will swap the tequila and taco bar for the grandeur of the Capitol building after becoming the youngest woman ever elected to Congress.
After upsetting longtime incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley in the district's June primary, Ocasio-Cortez defeated Republican Anthony Pappas, a St. John's University professor in the general election. The record previously belonged to Elise Stefanik who was elected to Congress at age 30 in 2014.
Hai Do adapted this story for Learning English based on reports from VOA News and the Associated Press.
■Voters in some states chose women to serve as governors for the first time. Kennedy. She then returned to the Bronx and began to pursue work in areas like education and community organizing and also started projects to help improve skills in young children. "Challenged by the politics of cynicism, of fear, of distrust, of anger".More news: CNN journalist Jim Acosta’s White House access revoked after spat with Trump
Polis was also the first openly gay man elected to Congress in 2008. In Maine, Democrat Janet Mills will become the state's first woman governor, and in South Dakota, Republican Kristi Noem will be the first women to lead the state.
Ayanna Pressley, congresswoman-elect for Massachusetts' 7th district. With women expected to make major gains in the midterm election, women of color represented the chance to spark a rise in both gender and racial diversity in Congress.
Many races remain too close to call, including the intensely fought and closely watched race for governor of Georgia between Stacey Abrams, who would become the first African-American woman governor in the country, and Brian Kemp, who refused to recuse himself as Georgia's Republican secretary of state, overseeing the very election in which he is a candidate. They also picked up two more firsts for Congress: Tlaib is the first-ever Palestinian-American and Omar the first Somalian-American to serve in that office. She will take over the seat held by Senator Bob Corker, a frequent Trump critic.
The former refugee, who won in Minnesota's left-leaning 5th Congressional District, defeated Republican candidate Jennifer Zielinksi.
She campaigned on a platform of defending Detroit's poor, and accused refineries and a trucking magnate of polluting city neighbourhoods. Democrat women flipped MI and Kansas, defeating male Republican incumbents.
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Just one minute after polls closed in MA on Tuesday, the Associated Press called the state's 7th congressional district race in favor of Ayanna Pressley. Not one person. They kept asking, 'You gonna sell us out?