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Posted inDEMOCRACY & POLITICS

Dozens of East African delegates signed up to support Amane Badhasso in her congressional challenge against Betty McCollum. Then local DFL volunteers started calling and texting them to question their credentials.

Amane Badhasso’s campaign signed up dozens of supporters, mostly East Africans, as delegates in her congressional run against incumbent Representative Betty McCollum. But volunteers with the local DFL office began texting and emailing them, questioning whether they were delegates. The incident raised concerns about inclusivity, profiling, and voter suppression.