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Continued: Voter mix-up in Kahn-Noor legislative race wasn't fraud

  • Article by: ALEJANDRA MATOS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: July 11, 2014 - 5:50 AM

Rice said the secretary of state and other officials should look for better ways to ensure that people cannot register when the address is not a residence.

“Now that people understand the rules, hopefully the election can be about the candidates and the issues, rather than the process,” Rice said.

After the hearing, Ilham Omar accused Rice and Kahn of deliberately making false accusations.

“We came here for better chances. We follow the law. We take an oath to follow the law,” she said. “It is not OK … to accuse a whole community of something that he knew was not true.”


Alejandra Matos • 612-673-4028


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