Keith Ellison, a Democrat from Minnesota’s 5th district, won his race for a House seat, making him the first Muslim to be elected to Congress.
Which should put a stop to anyone who says Muslims can’t get elected in America.
Still no openly atheist elected officials, though.
How long will it take before that happens? I must say, even without all the results in, I’m mildly optimistic it could happen. Not saying when. It won’t be soon. But people seemed more open-minded overall than they have been in the past.
[tags]Keith Ellison, Muslim, elections, House, atheist, Ben Franks, Texas, 6th Court of Appeals, Minnesota[/tags]