Somali Americans Take Heart With Election of Minnesota State Legislator

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Somali Americans Take Heart With Election of Minnesota State Legislator

Although Somali Americans saw their preferred presidential candidate lose a close race Tuesday, they can still exult in a history-making victory. Former refugee IIhan Omar, 34, was elected to the Minnesota state legislature, making her the country’s first Somali-American lawmaker. Omar, who proudly wears the hijab in public, told supporters late Tuesday that the victory is…