More than 80 American Muslims win in midterm elections
145 American Muslim candidates participated in these elections.
71 American Muslim candidates were elected in the 2020 election
washington, In the mid-term elections held in America, this time Muslim candidates have won a lot. In this election, more than 80 American Muslims have won the results. The American Muslim organization Council on American-Islamic Relations, assessing the results of the mid-term elections, said in its report that the 2022 mid-term elections have been a historic election for the Muslim community. According to the organization, 145 Muslim American candidates ran for local, state and federal office in 23 states.
80 American Muslims won
According to a report by CAIR and the Jetpack Resource Center, more than 80 Muslim candidates have won local, state, federal and judicial seats in more than 20 states. CAIR and the Jetpack Resource Center is a non-profit organization that works to increase Muslim representation in American government and politics. This marks the largest electoral victory among Muslim Americans since Jetpack and CAIR began tracking. According to the organization, 71 candidates were elected in 2020.
Jetpack has created a record of Muslims running for state legislative seats. According to the data, this time 17 new Muslim candidates have come forward who have won the election. Mohammed Missouri, executive director of Jetpack, said that all Muslim legislators in the state who stood for re-election have retained their seats. He told that this is a big deal.
became the first Muslim woman of Somali origin Member of parliament
In Minnesota, 25-year-old Zainab Mohamed, a Democrat, became the first Muslim woman of Somali origin to be elected to the state senate. In Georgia, four Muslim Americans were elected to state office. This includes Democrat Ruva Roman, the first Muslim woman elected to the Georgia House of Representatives, and Nabila Islam, the first Muslim woman elected to the Georgia Senate. In Texas, the first two Muslim lawmakers are Democrats Salman Bhojani, who won election in House District 92 in Tarrant County, and Sulaiman Lalani, who won election in House District 76 in Fort Bend County.
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 15, 2022, 11:55 IST
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