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Somali translator on Coleman payroll reportedly pressured voters at polls.

By Amanda Terkel on November 6, 2008 at 8:10 pm

"Somali translator on Coleman payroll reportedly pressured voters at polls."


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On Election Day, the Minnesota Independent reported that a handful of voters of Somali origin at the Brian Coyle Center in Minneapolis said that “a translator working there was instructing people to vote for Sen. Norm Coleman.” This translator, Mahamoud Wardere, was also a staffer to the Coleman campaign, as the senator himself has acknowledged. As WCCO-TV reported yesterday, this news raises questions about whether Wardere violated state or federal election laws by instructing Somalis to vote for Coleman. Watch it:

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