Phyllis Kahn alleges election judge called her "old Jewish lady," opponent "Muslim brother"

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Noor (right) is trying to take Kahn's seat and become the first Somali elected to the legislature.
The campaign of Rep. Phyllis Kahn (D-Minneapolis) has filed two complaints regarding improprieties that have allegedly taken place during her heated primary battle with Mohamud Noor.

One alleges that a Minneapolis elections judge named Fadmo called Kahn "an old Jewish Lady" while interpreting the primary ballot for a Somali man who was recently at City Hall to cast his absentee ballot. On the other hand, Fadmo characterized Noor as "our Muslim brother," the complaint says.

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In a letter to Minneapolis City Clerk Casey Joe Carl, Kahn's attorney, Brian Rice, writes, "The Kahn campaign believes that your office is allowing a clearly partisan person to work as an election official."

Though the "old Jewish lady" incident happened last Friday, Rice, in his letter, writes, "I understand that this person was back in city hall on Monday and continuing to work on processing voters."

We contacted city of Minneapolis spokesman Casper Hill about the complaint. Asked for information about Fadmo, including her last name and job title, Hill initially said, "She's an elections judge."

But in a subsequent email Hill declined to provide further information:
The City of Minneapolis can only provide public data on employees. No employee from the City has received final discipline related to your stated allegation. If you want public data on a specific employee, you can request public data as allowed under Minnesota Statutes, Section 13.43. Examples of public data include names and titles of employees. Please let me know if you want any specific public data. Thanks.
The second complaint alleges that an address at 419 Cedar Avenue South is being used to register scores of voters that don't actually live there.

"The Kahn campaign has reason to believe that the Noor campaign has been behind the registrations of new voters at this address," Rice writes in an email sent to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman and Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, among others. "Further, we have reason to believe that many more, perhaps hundreds of people have been using 419 Cedar Avenue South as an address to register and vote in the Primary election on August 12, 2014 in the race between Kahn and Noor."

"The Kahn campaign has more than a reasonable belief that none of these new registrants who claim to live and reside at [4]19 Cedar Avenue South can in fact reside there," Rice continues. "It is impossible. The building has at most 30 units."

Reached for comment yesterday, Kahn distanced herself from the allegations being made by her campaign.

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wahwah
wahwah

Hmm, a dusty old vadge or an illiterate mooslim cabbie. Decisions, decisions. 

FaninMN
FaninMN

I would take him more seriously if he proofread his communications.

Bingo
Bingo

As the torrent of illegal immigration continues (spell that Democrat base), the import of the American Jewry vote concurrently abates.  If American Jews are very lucky, the vulgar and open anti-semitism of a party official alleged here will be the worst of their problems.

When you sleep with liberal/progressives, you wake up with...? 

EatStreet1
EatStreet1

These dudes went and put a bunch of fliers in windows in my neighborhood that just described total lies about their opponent, I'm not surprised by this kind of hustle. There will def be more of this. 

kayjayp11
kayjayp11

Oh this is beautiful..... Dfler claiming voter fraud. Someone of color disparaging a white person? The DFL believes this does not happen!!! Apparently Phyllis kahn has never been on a bus where she was basically the only white person on the bus. Phyllis you would be filing suits every day!!

Anonymous
Anonymous

"Methink the lady protest too much" Shakespeare

Mel UgoFurst
Mel UgoFurst

"How dare the Somali's like to be represented by one of their own instead of the ruling liberal elite.." H/T Brian Schuelke

Mel UgoFurst
Mel UgoFurst

This is just GOLDEN! How many times have I heard liberals scream that THERE IS NO VOTER FRAUD!!! So many LULZ here!!!!

Kim Connell
Kim Connell

Is anyone surprised? Should have voted in favor of the Voter ID law!!!!! Or maybe fraud was involved with that one, too? Would hurt the corrupt politicians to actually require photo ID's at the polls.... They get voted in by the fraud!

bilemuse100
bilemuse100

On Friday i came to cast my ballot, Ilhan Omar was encouraging voter to not vote for old Jewish lady. Fadmo and Ilhan literally force me to vote for Noor because he is somali. I really dislike the process of voting. Ilhan decided to flash her city badge. I was told to vote for Mohamud Noor because Phyllis is a Jewish and white old lady.

Axel Aguado
Axel Aguado

God, is there *any* level of politics that is free from bullshit fuckery like this?

Dean131
Dean131

I thought Harry Caray died years ago?

misterrosewater
misterrosewater

You knew this was coming as soon as you read the headline.


So...


*ahem*


KAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHNNNNNNNNN!!!!!

kurt124
kurt124 topcommenter

One look at Khans photo and you know she's a Democrat.

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0 topcommenter

@kayjayp11 You completely missed the point of her complaint. I guess that's what all Conservatives have in common, they mis-understand, they mis-represent and fail to comprehend. If you and yours understood the world around you you wouldn't be Conservatives. Maybe its willful, maybe its simple stupidity, I don't know, but you all have it.

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0 topcommenter

@Anonymous That's not a quote from Shakespeare, its relatively close, but misses the mark. Try google next time.

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0 topcommenter

Apparently you don't understand the role of an election judge. Not surprising, most Conservatives haven't got a clue how democracy works.

henk.tobias0
henk.tobias0 topcommenter

Oh there is, they just busted some Conservative yahoo in Wisconsin. He voted a few too many times. I guess no one gave him an "I voted" sticker so he kept voting until he got one.

kurt124
kurt124 topcommenter

@Faffenbazzlepopper Kahn also looks like the typical white Liberal progressive----Ugly as homemade sin!

yggdrasil12000
yggdrasil12000

@henk.tobias0  Reading your various smug "ripostes" I am put in mind of a quote by Bertrand Russell -

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt


yggdrasil12000
yggdrasil12000

@henk.tobias0  Henk.tobias0 Reading your various smug "ripostes" on here I am put in mind of another quote by Bertrand Russell - The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.


Go take a chill pill dude

cardinalcajetan
cardinalcajetan

@_Joe_ @kurt124 You mean, unlike Noor? Isn't he a Dem too?


Anyone who votes jihad upon herself like Khan is a cretin, even if her handlers managed to wipe the drool off her face before snapping a picture.


I guess you find eating earwax to be a more intellectual pursuit? Is that your specialty? :)



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