Abdihakim Amin Essa Charged with 13 Counts of Voter Fraud in Ilhan Omar's District
Essa told authorities that he worked for a political campaign during the 2018 election, yet prosecutors declined to release the name of the candidate.
Minneapolis, MN - 10/31/19 Hennepin county prosecutors charged 22 year old Abdihakim Amin Essa, with 13 counts of felony voting fraud. According to investigators, Essa falsified 13 applications for absentee ballots during the 2018 election. The same election that voted Ilhan Omar into U.S. Congress.
Abdihakim Amin Essa is not a U.S. citizen. He is a "permanent resident". Essa currently lives in Minneapolis. Minneapolis is in Minnesota's 5th congressional district. Ilhan Omar represents Minnesota's 5th congressional district. Essa told authorities that he worked for a political campaign during the 2018 election, but prosecutors declined to release the name of the candidate. What are they hiding? Who are they protecting?
MPR News reported:
According to the criminal complaint, Hennepin County election workers grew suspicious on July 30, 2018, when Essa brought a prospective voter to the government center. The woman did not have the proper identification, but she came back later with a different "helper" and a new application with a different address.
Investigators say Essa returned to the government center the next day with a “helper” and attempted to vote under a false name. When asked if he’d spoken to another employee a day earlier, Essa “got nervous and acted as if he did not understand English” before leaving the office, the complaint says.
Election staff looked through about 9,000 absentee ballots and found 13 where Essa allegedly signed his own name or his father’s name as a witness. Essa's father is a citizen and is registered to vote.