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Very close race in State House seat, Distrct 4.

With 96% of precincts counted, a Muslim immigrant from Yemen, Hamtramck Councilman Saad Almasmari, leads with 17.79% of vote.

The son of current State Rep. Robinson is in 2nd with 17.53%.

Only 25 vote difference.

If he wins, Saad Almasmari would be the first Yemeni-American to serve in state legislature in Michigan.

He and others have complained that their current State Rep. has been indifferent to immigrant communities that are growing in the Hamtrmack area.

I spoke with Councilman Saad Almasmari earlier today in Hamtramck. He said more minorities are voting because of concern about Trump. The travel ban has hurt Yemeni-Americans. #miprimary
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BREAKING NEWS: The AP calls it for Rashida Tlaib of Detroit.

The oldest of 14 children born to Palestinian immigrants will likely be the first Muslim woman to serve in Congress.

#MIPrimary #MI13
Rashida Tlaib is not ashamed of her Palestinian ancestry: #MI13 #MIPrimary
Speaking in Dearborn about 10 days ago on July 29, Congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib blasted what she called “the Democratic establishment...the corporate Democrats...they weren’t listening to us, they never were.”

She won today the Dem primary, said AP.

#MI13 #MIPrimary
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With 85% of precincts counted in #MI13 race to replace John Conyers, Rashida Tlaib is leading with 37% of the vote, followed by Brenda Jones at 28.3% and Coleman Young at 12.6%.

If elected, Tlaib would be the first Muslim woman to serve in Congress.

#MiPrimary #MichiganPrimary
Profile I wrote 10 years ago of Rashida Tlaib after she was elected to State House, how she crossed ethnic boundaries to win.
Of Palestinian descent, Tlaib worked for previous State Rep., who was Jewish and strongly backed her candidacy:… #mi13 #miprimary
Rashida Tlaib would replace the Congressional seat held by John Conyers, who stepped down after sexual harassment allegations.
In 2013, Tlaib was the first to speak out against sexual harassment alleged to have been done by a noted Arab-American advocate:
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I’m at a polling site in Hamtramck, the city with the highest percentage of immigrants in Michigan. Campaign signs in Bengali, Arabic, and English.

Immigrants from Bangladeh and Yemen are running for a State House seat:
Long lines now at 2 precincts at Hamtramck High School.

“Vote Here,” signs in Bengali, Arabic, and Polish:
“Impeach Trump,” says t-shirt of a man in Hamtramck, Michigan:
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