In general, religion did not play a major role in Tuesday’s elections. But there were some elections where it was featured. Kimberly Winston looked at the mixed results for atheists in Tuesday’s elections.
The one openly atheist candidate who was seeking a seat in Congress lost. James Woods in Arizona is not only atheist but also has progressive views, considers himself a feminist, and happens to be blind. He got 31% of the vote against the Republican incumbent. He is only 35 and should be around for a while.
But Kyrsten Sinema, who eschews religious labels but seems to have no religion, easily won re-election with 54% of the vote.
As Winston says, at the state level, the results relating to atheism were mixed, with some winning and some losing. But some people who were extremely hostile to
religion atheists were defeated, which is a good thing.