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Security Increased At 4 Polls For Contentious Race

Created: 08/12/2014 7:34 AM KAALtv.com

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - City election officials have increased security at four precincts in Minneapolis where a contentious state house race will be decided.

Sergeant-at-arms will monitor and maintain order, if needed, in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood where long-serving DFL Rep. Phyllis Kahn faces a challenge from school board member Mohamud Noor. He's trying to become the first Somali-American to win a Minnesota state house seat.

The primary will likely send the winner to the Legislature in heavily Democratic Minneapolis.

Minnesota Public Radio News says the race has included accusations of voter fraud and intimidation. A fight even broke out at a DFL precinct caucus earlier this year.

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Information from: Minnesota Public Radio News, http://www.mprnews.org

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