A rainbow appeared over the U.S. Capitol today, Election Day, and LGBTQ Americans are hoping it is a sign of things to come.
A record number of LGBTQ candidates are running this year, sparking talk of a rainbow wave to go along with the blue wave. Early voting numbers, which showed a record number of young people and women voting–two key blocs for Democrats–suggests momentum is on their side but only time will tell.
In the meantime, people are sharing pictures of the rainbow and hoping for the best.
BREAKING: It’s #ElectionDay in America and there was a massive rainbow above the U.S. Capitol –– surely a sign of the #RainbowWave to come. Follow along at https://t.co/8k9Zt4h0O4 to track returns throughout the evening. pic.twitter.com/Lm0wOFZP07
— Victory Fund (@VictoryFund) November 6, 2018
A rainbow shines over the US Capitol as the sun sets on #ElectionDay. https://t.co/1CBxvGTYDC
(Photo: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters) pic.twitter.com/7MyGBuSiAD
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 6, 2018
— Justin Kirkland (@justinkirkland4) November 6, 2018
The only thing more rewarding than seeing your #Ivoted photo’s in my feed; is seeing a rainbow beaming over Capitol Hill on Election Day! Im sure Mike Pence and Lindsey Graham are wishing they could taste it…#Vote #Midterms2018 #LGBTQ pic.twitter.com/00fcqG0g8b
— Ashlee Marie Preston (@AshleeMPreston) November 6, 2018
Another view of the Capitol rainbow tonight. Simply magnificent. From Jonathan Ernst/Reuters: https://t.co/FwDigPJWcd pic.twitter.com/xoqgOBBPcI
— Capital Weather Gang (@capitalweather) November 6, 2018