Women in the 2016 Election – a look at the numbers

If Hillary Clinton wins the White House, it will be a major win for women all over the world. But let us not forget there are 540 other federal elections in America this November and if all the women  win their elections, we’ll have 34% of Congress in the hands of women – up from the current 19%. If you expect only a Democrat or a Republican to win, then women can get a max of 30% of Congress.

Here is a look at some of the numbers:

The current number of women in office breaks down as follows:

Senate: 20 women, 80 men; 20% women, 80% men