(Big League Politics) – In a highly contentious race that captured that attention of the attention of the nation, Keith Ellison won the Minnesota Attorney General race against Republican Doug Wardlow Tuesday night.
Ellison, the DFL candidate, has faced domestic abuse allegations that have plagued his campaign.
With 100% of precincts reporting, Ellison won 49% to Wardlow’s 45%. Ellison surged to an early lead based on early returns from the metro area, including the ‘Twin Sanctuary Cities” of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, which has a large Muslim population.
Noah Johnson was also on the ballot, running as the Grassroots-legalize marijuana candidate who later asked voters to vote for Ellison.
Johnson received 6% of the race’s votes.
Ellison’s win now makes him the top cop in Minnesota with far-Left sanctuary City Mayors (Minneapolis) Jacob Frey and (Saint Paul) Melvin Carter, as well as a newly elected Democrat Governor, Tim Walz.
In another big surprise of the night, Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek was defeated by a razor thin margin by Radical Left Dave “Hutch” Hutchinson who ran on a Marxist/Socialist agenda, replete with ‘Abolish ICE’. A brief race recap, which will without a doubt negatively influence the way that Minnesota police officers are able to do their job.
In June, after Lori Swanson decided to run for Governor, Ellison filed to run as Attorney General. Ellison walked away from a safe congressional seat in Minnesota’s 5th district, hoping to replace Swanson.
When he filed to run for Attorney General, Ellison was exposed for having an invalid attorney license, a story exclusively reported by Big League Politics.
When he decided to run for Attorney General prompted many to wonder how he could be elected as top cop given his record of defending and supporting cop killers and ANTIFA, a designated domestic terrorist organization.
In the days before the election, representatives from the Minneapolis Police Union held an emergency press conference, warning Minnesota voters to not vote for Keith Ellison.
In August 2018, Ellison was accused by former girlfriend Karen Monahan of domestic abuse – claims he later denied. Karen Monahan claimed he once dragged her off a bed while shouting profanities and sent multiple abusive text messages. She published a 2017 medical document that identified Ellison as the abuser who caused “emotional and physical abuse.”
Ellison has also been accused of domestic violence by Amy Alexander, a woman he was having an affair with while he was still married. During the campaign, a police report which documents a domestic violence call to the home of Amy Alexander in 2005 was released, prompting many to call on Ellison to drop out if the race.
Ellison has also faced heavy amounts of criticism for his ties to Louis Farrakhan, the leader of Nation of Islam, who he worked for as a law student in Minnesota, as Arutz Sheva reported.
“Condemned by the US Senate in a unanimous vote for anti-Semitic comments, Farrakhan compared himself favorably to Adolf Hitler in 1984, described Judaism as a “gutter religion”, referred to Jews as “termites” last month, and has repeatedly accused American Jews of practicing “Satanism”.
Earlier this week, Farrakhan led a chant of “Death to Israel, death to America” at an event in Tehran marking the 39th anniversary of the takeover the American embassy in Iran.
While Ellison has played down his ties to the Nation of Islam and support for Farrakhan, according to a report by the left-wing Mother Jones, Ellison backed Farrakhan at least into the late 1990s, and only distanced himself from the Nation of Islam leader during a congressional run in 2006.
Ellison himself was accused of peddling anti-Semitic canards during a 2010 gathering.
In an audio recording publicized by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, Ellison can be heard accusing Israel, through elements of the American Jewish community, of dominating the United States. The United States foreign policy in the Middle East is governed by what is good or bad through a country of 7 million people,” Ellison is heard saying in the recording. “A region of 350 million all turns on a country of 7 million. Does that make sense? Is that logic? Right? When the Americans who trace their roots back to those 350 million get involved, everything changes. Can I say that again?”
In response, ADL head Jonathan Greeblatt slammed Ellison, accusing him of peddling in “age-old stereotypes”.
In 2016, Israeli-American businessman and Democratic donor Haim Saban called Ellison “an anti-Semite” – a claim Ellison explicitly denied.
A year later, former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz warned that he would bolt the Democratic party if Ellison was elected DNC chairman, citing Ellison’s past ties to the Nation of Islam and controversial statements on Jewish influence in America.”
In electing Keith Ellison to Attorney General, Minnesota voters have made Minnesota less safe, declared open season on anti-Semitism and expanded Twin Sanctuary Cities to a Sanctuary State.