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Muslim voters targeted ahead of US elections

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Muslim voters targeted ahead of US elections


Trying to win the votes of the millions of Muslims in the US has become a focus for some Democrat organisations ahead of Tuesday’s midterm elections. Nationwide surveys have shown that Muslims in America have become concerned about current US policies.

Consultant with the Muslim American Society, Mukit Hossain, says Muslims could be the deciding factor on who controls Congress: “If 84 percent of the Muslims came out to vote in 2004, as our survey showed, even of this year during midterm elections, even if we have 60 or 70 percent come out, even then, that’s a huge number especially in tight races and we have a lot of tight races this year in various states.” In Tuesday’s ballot, voters will be deciding who sits in the 435-seat House of Representatives, and a third of the 100 seats in the Senate are also up for grabs. 36 states are also holding elections for governors.

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