Posted on November 04, 2016
The nation may soon wake up to its first female president and highest number of female U.S. Senators ever elected, but down ballot, the news is not good for women in elected office. At least 44 governors will be men next year, and the U.S. rank among all nations for the representation of women has declined from 44th in 1995 to 96th in 2016.
The State of Women's Representation on the Eve of the 2016 Election reflects on America's slow progress toward gender parity in elective office and explores how each state is performing.