|Top contenders for Minneapolis's Ninth Ward, Alondra Cano (left) and Ty Moore|
: Alondra Cano
has won the Minneapolis Ninth Ward City Council seat by 229 votes. This afternoon, she thanked her supporters
as well as her opponent, Ty Moore, and vowed "to deepen the legacies of racial equity, civil rights, and economic justice" as the first Latina representative at City Hall.
Moore was gracious in defeat:
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The Minneapolis Ninth Ward City Council race is close and coming to a close. Going into tonight's official count, only 131 votes separate the top contenders in the first-choice
category of the city's ranked-voting system.
The outcome either way is historic. Residents of the Powderhorn and Phillips neighborhoods will know soon enough whether they'll be represented at City Hall by Alondra Cano
, the first Mexican-American, or Ty Moore
, the first socialist in nearly a century.
Both candidates are community organizers who ran on progressive platforms, with the support of various labor and activist groups, although their styles differed greatly.
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