This Election Puts Women in the Driver’s Seat

Let’s be clear. As the majority of the population, the majority of registered voters, and the majority of those who actually show up at the polls, women can determine the outcome of any election.In a year when abortion restrictions were piled on at the state level, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations can deny employees birth control coverage, and equal pay legislation was stymied in the Senate by a Republican filibuster, this demographic reality could boost female Democratic candidates and spell trouble for Republicans up and down the tickets.Votes for WomenFemale voters could tip the balance for Democrats in several high-profile Senate races that Republicans are counting on to take back the majority. Michelle Nunn, running in Georgia as a moderate who can mend fences, has a commanding lead with women (polls show that women favor her over GOP opponent David Perdue by a 52 percent to 34 percent margin) and could flip the seat being vacated by Republican Saxby Chambliss.Read More.Source: Otherwords/Martha Burk