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Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:22 PM

Somali who was target of threats wins US municipal election

Source: Associated Press

David Sharp, Associated Press
Updated 4:14 pm CST, Wednesday, November 6, 2019

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) The second-largest city in Maine, home to thousands of African newcomers, has elected a Somali American to its city council.

Safiya Khalid, 23, soundly defeated a fellow Democrat on Tuesday for a seat on the Lewiston City Council in a campaign that was marred in the final days by nasty attacks and threats fueled by social media.

Shrugging off the attacks, Khalid declared that her victory is proof that "community organizers beat internet trolls."

The attacks didn't seem to faze voters. Khalid won with nearly 70% of the vote to make history in Maine's second-largest city.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/Somali-who-was-target-of-threats-wins-US-14813679.php



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Wed Nov 6, 2019, 07:26 PM

1. Good!!

Glad she didn't back down because of these RW threats.

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Thu Nov 7, 2019, 12:13 AM

2. Excellent news. nt

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