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Muslim women Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Iman Jodeh elected to US Congress

Muslim women Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Iman Jodeh elected to US Congress
November 4, 2020

WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – Muslim-American Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib Ilhan Omar have won re-election to the US House of Representatives, with both lawmakers projected to secure an overwhelming majority of the votes in their respective districts in Michigan and Minnesota.

Iman Jodeh has been elected first time from Colorado. After being elected as the first Muslim women to Congress in 2018, Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar comfortably fended off primary challenges in August to secure a second term for their Democratic seats.

Tlaib and Omar have faced incessant attacks from President Donald Trump as well as criticism from officials in their own party over their outspoken stances against the Israeli government's treatment of Palestinians.

Talking to the media, Ilhan Omar termed Trump as the most dangerous man. She said that ballot counting is not included in the voting. "Trump cannot stop the counting of ballot papers," she declared.

On the other hand, Democrat Nancy Pelosi also won reelection to US House in California’s 12th Congressional District.

Meanwhile, two transgender also won the elections – Sarah McBride from Delaware and Taylor Small Vermont. Moreover,

David Andahl, who died of coronavirus sometime back, also won the election from North Dakota.