Yasmine Taeb has been defeated in the Democratic Primary Election for Virginia State Senate, District 35.
Taeb is a muslim woman who came to the U.S., illegally, from Iran. She is an attorney who fights for refugees and asylum seekers. Taeb describes herself as a progressive democrat.
Taeb was endorsed by Emgage Action, an organization aimed at getting muslims elected into the U.S. Government, at all levels.
According to the Virginia Department of Elections website, Taeb received 6,940 / 45.74% votes, while her opponent, Richard L. Saslaw, received 7,380 / 48.64% votes.
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