Rep. Keith Ellison wins bid for Minnesota attorney general despite abuse allegations

(CNN)Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison won his bid to be Minnesota’s next attorney general despite facing accusations of abuse. Ellison denied the allegation and claimed that a video of the incident “does not exist because I never behaved in this way.” Days later after the allegation surfaced, Ellison clinched the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party’s nomination for Minnesota attorney general. Ellison, who is one of two Muslims in Congress, also came under scrutiny for his past ties to the Nation of Islam and defense of its controversial leader, Louis Farrakhan, who has espoused bigotry.…

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