U.S. ex­pat in Hal­i­fax ‘ec­static’ about midterm re­sults, Democrats’ po­ten­tial

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An Amer­i­can who moved to Hal­i­fax after Don­ald Trump was elected pres­i­dent of the United States is thrilled about the midterm elec­tion re­sults.

“I’m ec­static,” Robin Var­gas, 34, said Wed­nes­day dur­ing a break from his in­sur­ance job in Hal­i­fax. “The amount of women that are now in these great po­si­tions is phe­nom­e­nal.”

Var­gas, who fol­lows pol­i­tics closely, men­tioned Demo­crat Alexan­dria Oca­sio-cortez who, at 29 years old, be­came the youngest woman elected to Congress. Michi­gan Demo­crat Rashida Tlaib and Min­nesota Demo­crat Il­han Omar be­came the firstever Mus­lim women to serve in Congress.

Var­gas also men­tioned Sharice Davids and Deb Haa­land, who be­came the first Indigenous women to serve in

Congress.

“It was a night of a lot of firsts, which I think is great,” Var­gas said. “It’s def­i­nitely wel­comed.”

Var­gas, who be­came a per­ma­nent res­i­dent ear­lier this year, left his home in South Carolina on Dec. 31, 2017 and moved to Hal­i­fax, a place he said was “more aligned with his ideals.” Var­gas on more cause for hope at thes­tar.com/hal­i­fax

Amer­i­can ex­pat Robin Var­gas hopes pro­gres­sive change is com­ing to the U.S.

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