Nearly 100 Million Americans Voted Early; Hawaii, Texas Already Exceed 2016 Turnout

Roughly 100 million early votes already were cast before the first polls opened Tuesday morning, Michael McDonald, professor at the University of Florida, says. He runs the Election Project, which tracks polling and election data by state.

“These reports will include early voting activity from the proceeding day,” McDonald said in the latest analysis published Nov. 1. “It is also likely reports by Tuesday morning will fail to capture all of the pre-election voting activity since there are sporadic reports of election officials experiencing delays in processing the unprecedented number of mail ballots.”

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AG Keith Ellison Faces Lawsuit Accusing Him of Coordinating with Bloomberg on Anti-Exxon Crusade

A Virginia-based law firm is suing Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison for access to records revealing his use of attorneys financed by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to engage in a climate crusade targeting oil companies.

The nonprofit Government Accountability & Oversight (GAO) filed a lawsuit Wednesday for records detailing how the Democratic attorney general is allegedly deploying Bloomberg-financed lawyers to advance a lawsuit his office leveled against the fossil fuel industry. The firm’s complaint was filed on behalf of the nonprofit group Energy Policy Advocates.

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Ellison Says Black People in Minneapolis Have Reason to Fear and Distrust Local Police, Claims MPD Has ‘Endemic Problem’

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison said during an interview Sunday morning that he believes African-Americans in Minneapolis have reason to distrust and fear their local police.

“Sadly, yes. There is a history that has been repeated time and time again. I want to say that many officers are great people. I know so many of them and I think the chief is an extraordinary person, and the mayor and the council deserve a lot of credit for appointing Mr. Arradondo, but it is an endemic problem in the Minneapolis Police Department,” Ellison said on Fox News Sunday.

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After Backing Alleged Domestic Abuser Keith Ellison, Minnesota Dems Say State Rep Is ‘Trivializing’ Domestic Abuse

The Minnesota DFL Party, which supported accused domestic abuser Keith Ellison in his run for attorney general, criticized a Republican lawmaker Thursday for “trivializing the severity of domestic abuse.”

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Recording Shows Keith Ellison Suggesting That He Would Undermine Republican Legislature

A new recording released by Doug Wardlow’s campaign shows Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-05) seemingly suggesting that he would use the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office to undermine a Republican legislature. It is unclear exactly when and where the recording occurred, but it appears to be recent, since Ellison is discussing his…

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DFL Chair Calls 2018 ‘Year of the Woman’ Just Days After Admitting He Doesn’t Believe Ellison’s Accuser

Ken Martin, chairman of Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party, touted his party’s record of supporting women in an interview that aired just days after he publicly declared that he does “not believe” Rep. Keith Ellison’s (D-MN-05) accuser. During a Wednesday press conference, Martin expressed his “support” for Ellison’s ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan,…

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POLL: Most Minnesotans Approve of Kavanaugh Confirmation, Don’t Believe Allegations

A new poll shows that most Minnesotans do not believe the accusations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and actually approve of his confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. According to an Oct. 24 MPR/Star Tribune poll, 49 percent of Minnesota respondents approve of Kavanaugh’s confirmation, compared to 43 percent…

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Ellison Vows to Take on Big Pharma After Industry Donates Big Bucks to His Campaigns

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-03) is vowing to take on big pharma in his bid for Minnesota attorney general, but has received at least $100,000 in campaign donations from the pharmaceutical industry in his career. According to publicly available campaign-finance data, Ellison has taken $102,875 from the “pharmaceuticals and health products”…

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Ellison Accuser Considers ‘Walking Away’ From Democratic Party

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-05) accuser Karen Monahan suggested over the weekend that she will join the growing number of frustrated liberal voters in “walking away” from the Democratic Party. Monahan, who claims she has been smeared and threatened since coming forward with her allegations, shared a video on Twitter published…

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Ellison Accuser Blasts ‘Bullying’ From Dems In Media Blitz

With just nine days to go before the midterm elections, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-05) accuser Karen Monahan is speaking out on several local and national news programs. Monahan sat down with KSTP’s Eric Chaloux Tuesday for an in-person interview broadcast live throughout the state. She opened up about her “fears”…

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Soros Family Drops Thousands On Minnesota Democrats

Billionaire political activist George Soros and his mega-rich son Alexander have dropped hundreds of thousands of dollars into Minnesota’s midterm elections. According to a recent report from MinnPost, the heir to the Soros fortune donated $100,000 to the People’s Lawyer PAC, an independent expenditure committee established to elect Keith Ellison…

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DFL Chairman Ken Martin’s Hypocrisy on Full Display During Wednesday Press Conference

Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party Chairman Ken Martin admitted at a Wednesday press conference that he does “not believe” Rep. Keith Ellison’s (D-MN-05) accuser. Ellison was accused of domestic abused by ex-girlfriend Karen Monahan just days before his August primary, but has repeatedly denied the accusations, and a DFL investigation into the…

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Poll: GOP’s Wardlow Leads Minnesota Attorney General Race As Embattled Ellison Falters

A surprising new poll shows Republican Doug Wardlow now leading Democrat Keith Ellison in the race for Minnesota’s attorney general. According to the new MPR News and Star Tribune poll, 43 percent of voters said they plan to support Wardlow in the midterms, while 36 percent plan to vote for…

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Keith Ellison Again Misleads on Louis Farrakhan Ties

by Peter Hasson   Democratic Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison misled the public during the Minnesota attorney general debate Sunday about his ties to Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, a notorious racist and anti-Semite. Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) denounced Farrakhan’s views and portrayed his…

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Three Big Lies From Keith Ellison During Sunday Night’s Debate

Sunday night’s Minnesota attorney general debate was a verbal “street-brawl” from start to finish, as one reporter put it, but at least three glaring lies spouted by Democrat Keith Ellison went unchecked by the moderators. The first came when Republican Doug Wardlow attacked Ellison for his past support of abolishing…

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DFL-Controlled Minnesota Attorney General’s Office Has History of ‘Political Subterfuge’

Leaked recordings showing that Republican Doug Wardlow plans to fire a number of Democrats if elected to the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office struck a blow to his campaign’s momentum this week. But similar tactics employed by his Democratic predecessors, both locally and nationally, have been mostly left out of the…

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Trevor Loudon to Speak About Keith Ellison’s Radical Record in Rochester, Minnesota on Tuesday

New Zealander Trevor Loudon, who has for three decades investigated the backgrounds of left wing politicians, organization leaders and political media outlets around the world, will speak in Rochester, Minnesota on Tuesday, October 23rd. The focus of his talk will be Minnesota candidates for public office with a special focus…

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Ellison Silent After Opponent Asks Him to Condemn Farrakhan Remarks

Ellison, Wardlow

Republican attorney general candidate Doug Wardlow is calling on Democratic opponent Keith Ellison to condemn the recent comments made by known anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. “I’m not anti-Semite. I’m anti-termite,” Farrakhan said during a recent speech. His comments quickly spread on social media after Twitter announced that Farrakhan was not in…

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Single-Payer Advocate Keith Ellison Stopped Paying for Ex-Wife’s Insurance Against Court Orders

Rep. Keith Ellison’s (D-MN-05) newly released divorce files show that he dropped his ex-wife from his health insurance coverage against court orders. Before resigning from Congress to run for Minnesota attorney general, Ellison was a loyal advocate for single-payer health care plans, and was even the lead House sponsor of…

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Ellison Said it Was ‘Humiliating’ to Admit He is Abuse Victim, Says Ex-Wife Shouldn’t Be Believed

by Luke Rosiak   Keith Ellison, the Democratic National Committee’s deputy chair, said in divorce papers that claims by his ex-wife should not be believed and said that he is a “domestic abuse victim.” The records were unsealed Wednesday despite efforts by Ellison’s ex-wife, Kim Ellison, to block their release.…

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Ellison Petition Denied, Divorce Records Will Be Released Today

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-05) and his ex-wife petitioned Minnesota’s Court of Appeals to block the release of their divorce records, but the motion was denied Tuesday afternoon. On Friday, Hennepin County Family Court Referee Jason Hutchinson wrote in an order that the files would be unsealed for the public on…

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Minnesota Democratic Staffer Calls for Execution of Republicans

A Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party staffer recently called for the execution of Republicans after Election Day, saying they should be brought “to the guillotines.” William Davis, the DFL’s deputy communications director, made the comments on Facebook over the weekend in response to a friend’s post that encouraged Democrats to “take” their…

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DNC’s 2016 Infighting Now Coming Back to Bite Ellison

Republican Doug Wardlow is now attacking Democratic opponent Keith Ellison over a tax-evasion scandal dating back to the mid-90’s and early 2000’s. But in a twist of fate, Ellison’s tax troubles were most recently brought to light by President Barack Obama’s allies who sought to prevent Ellison from taking the…

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Ellison Lies About There Being ‘No Corroborating Witnesses’ In Investigation of Abuse Claims

During a campaign stop Tuesday, Minnesota attorney general candidate Keith Ellison seemingly lied about there being “no corroborating witnesses” in the investigation into the domestic-abuse allegations against him. When a reporter with Valley News Live mentioned the witnesses who corroborated ex-girlfriend Karen Monahan’s story, Ellison grew visibly agitated and advised…

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DFL Chair Says Ellison Scandal A ‘Concern to All Democrats’

Rep. Keith Ellison’s (D-MN-05) own party is beginning to distance itself from the candidate amid domestic-abuse allegations leveled against him in his campaign for Minnesota attorney general. Last week, Ellison was excluded from a list of President Barack Obama’s endorsements for Minnesota’s statewide races, which included 17 of Ellison’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor…

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Hennepin County Orders Release of Ellison Divorce Records Amid Abuse Allegations

A Hennepin County Family Court referee agreed to unseal Rep. Keith Ellison’s (D-MN-05) divorce records after multiple local media outlets sued to make them public. On Friday, Referee Jason Hutchison wrote in an order that the files would be unsealed for the public on Oct. 17, according to The Star…

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Minnesota AG Race Heats Up As Wardlow Slams Ellison In New Campaign Ad

Republican attorney general candidate Doug Wardlow is going after Democratic opponent Keith Ellison as “extreme” and “out of touch” in a new campaign ad. The new ad, released Wednesday, attacks Ellison for his “extreme views on open borders, his past support of cop killers and the recent allegations of domestic…

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Joe Radinovich Talks About ‘Duck Hunting’ In Response to Questions About Ellison Allegations

A new video shows Democrat Joe Radinovich repeatedly refusing to answer questions surrounding the abuse allegations against Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-05), who is now running for Minnesota attorney general. The video, obtained by America Rising PAC, shows Radinovich walking away from a Republican tracker on two separate occasions while she…

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Walz and Johnson Lay Out ‘Opposite’ Visions for State in Greater Minnesota Debate

With election day on the horizon, Minnesota’s gubernatorial candidates came out swinging during a Tuesday night “Greater Minnesota Debate” in Willmar to discuss the issues affecting rural Minnesotans, such as agricultural regulations and refugee resettlement. Republican Jeff Johnson started the debate by criticizing opponent Rep. Tim Walz (D-MN-01) for voting…

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Democrats Smear Ellison Accuser As ‘Politically Motivated’ in New Letter

Former Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and several of her Democratic allies have published a letter in support of Keith Ellison in his bid for Minnesota attorney general. The letter smears Ellison accuser Karen Monahan for her “repeated attacks on Keith Ellison’s current relationship” while calling into question the “timing” of…

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Ellison Accuser Says DFL Betrayed Her, Attorney Attacks Investigation

Keith Ellison accuser Karen Monahan, who spent years as a volunteer for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party, said she has been betrayed by her former colleagues after taking her allegations public. “The party that I worked to get elected since I was 21 has basically told my son, my family and…

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Keith Ellison Accuser’s Attorney Claims There’s ‘Substantial Corroborative Evidence’ Against the Democratic Congressman

by Nick Givas   The attorney for Karen Monahan claimed there’s “substantial corroborative evidence” to prove his client was mentally and physically abused by Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, on “Fox & Friends” Thursday. Monahan, who is Ellison’s ex-girlfriend, accused him of often shouting obscenities at her and claimed he has…

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Trump Goes Off-Script In Front of Raucous Rochester Crowd

President Donald Trump drew a crowd size upwards of 10,000 Minnesotans Thursday night in Rochester where he attacked the state’s Democrats in raw Trumpist fashion. Right out the gates, Trump criticized the Democratic Party for its handling of Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court, saying the party’s “rage-fueled…

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DFL Report: Ellison Called Accuser a ‘B—-,’ Threatened Her Over Taking Allegation Public

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The Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party’s final report in the investigation of Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-05) reveals that the congressman admitted to calling his accuser a “b—-” and threatened her for thinking of taking her allegations public. The 15-page report prepared by Minneapolis attorney Susan Ellingstad details the relationship between Ellison and…

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Ellison Investigation Stalled After Local Authorities Decline Request to Review

The Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party is forwarding its investigation into Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-05) on to local authorities as a final step in the process, but so far nobody has agreed to undertake the review. Earlier this week, The Associated Press obtained a leaked copy of the DFL’s final report on…

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Minnesota Dems Silent After Ellison Announces He May Step Down From DNC

Keith Ellison is considering stepping down from his role as co-chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) amid multiple domestic-abuse allegations and a contentious run for Minnesota attorney general. “You know, I’ve been evaluating that recently and we’ll see,” Ellison said on WCCO radio. “I need to put 100 percent…

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Obama Snubs Ellison and Omar In Latest Round of Endorsements

President Barack Obama endorsed a slate of candidates for Minnesota’s statewide elections Monday, but some high-profile Democrats were conspicuously absent from his list. Obama’s list of endorsements spanned 22 states and more than 100 candidates running for state and federal office, including gubernatorial candidates, their running mates, attorney generals, and…

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Ellison Accuser Says DFL Would Sell Its ‘Soul for Power’ After Investigation Concludes

Keith Ellison accuser Karen Monahan said the Democratic Party would sell its “soul for power” after news broke Monday that its investigation into the claims against Ellison concluded in his favor. The Associated Press obtained a draft report of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party’s investigation, which concludes that Monahan’s domestic-abuse allegations…

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Karin Housley Calls On Minnesota Attorney General’s Office to Investigate Keith Ellison

Republican Senate candidate Karin Housley called on the Minnesota Office of Attorney General to conduct an investigation into the domestic-abuse allegations against Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-05). In a Monday statement, Housley criticized her opponent, Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN), for campaigning with Ellison while requesting a “quick and thorough” FBI investigation…

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Minnesota Film Received Taxpayer Money to Promote Rep. Ilhan Omar

The makers of a new documentary about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minneapolis) are being questioned by state lawmakers after it was revealed that the project was subsidized with taxpayer dollars. Under the Minnesota Film and Television Board’s “Snowbate” incentive program, Minneapolis filmmaker Norah Shapiro was granted a rebate of up to…

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DFL Finds Claims Against Ellison ‘Unsubstantiated’ While Wardlow Calls Investigation A ‘Sham’

Ellison, Wardlow

The Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party concluded its investigation into Keith Ellison Monday, announcing that the claims made against him are “unsubstantiated.” The DFL opened its investigation in August after Ellison, who is running for Minnesota attorney general, was accused of domestic abuse by his ex-girlfriend, Karen Monahan. The DFL hired external…

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Bill Clinton Rape Accuser Calls Out ‘Hypocrisy’ In Democratic Party Over Ellison Allegations

Juanita Broaddrick, the alleged President Bill Clinton rape survivor, is speaking out on the “hypocrisy” in the Democratic Party over its handling of the several sexual assault allegations rocking Washington. Broaddrick, speaking with Breitbart News, expressed frustration with “this double standard that’s going on with Brett Kavanaugh.” “Back in 1999,…

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Sen. Tina Smith Ditches Due Process, Uses Kavanaugh Accusations for Fundraising

During a Thursday interview, Sen. Tina Smith (D-MN) suggested that she will not vote in favor of Judge Brett Kavanaugh because “we should not allow people who have committed sexual assault on the Supreme Court.” While Kavanaugh faces multiple accusations of sexual assault, he has yet to be found guilty…

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar Claims Medical Records Are ‘More Reliable’ at Kavanaugh Hearing, Ellison’s Accuser Has Produced Two

During Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) referred to a legal precedent that may come to hurt one of her Democratic allies. Ford appeared before the committee Thursday morning to address sexual-assault allegations she has made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. During…

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Ellison Calls for House Ethics Investigation In Response to Abuse Allegations Against Him

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-03) has requested a House Ethics Committee investigation into the domestic-abuse allegations made against him by ex-girlfriend Karen Monahan. In August, Monahan accused the congressman of forcibly dragging her from a bed, and continues to slowly release text messages and medical records supporting her claims. Ellison has…

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Investigators on Ellison Case Are Democratic Donors, Have Donated to Ellison

Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party Chairman Ken Martin broke his silence Monday on the allegations against Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-05), saying he believes the investigation will wrap up in the coming days. Ellison, who is running for Minnesota attorney general, currently faces two domestic-abuse allegations, one of which became public just days…

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GOP Senate Nominee Karin Housley Calls Out Opponent’s ‘Hypocrisy’ In Response to Ellison and Kavanaugh Allegations

Republican senatorial candidate Karin Housley recently criticized her “opponent’s continued hypocrisy” on her handling of the abuse allegations against both Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-03) and Judge Brett Kavanaugh. As The Minnesota Sun has extensively reported, Ellison currently stands accused of two domestic-abuse allegations, but is continuing his run for Minnesota…

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New Text Messages Show Ellison Described Abuse Allegations as ‘Bickering’, Wanted to ‘Try’ Relationship ‘Again’

As promised, Keith Ellison accuser Karen Monahan has released additional text messages between her and former partner showing that Ellison repeatedly attempted to get back together with Monahan. During a Friday night debate, Ellison suggested that he was the one who ended their relationship just before the 2016 election, and…

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DFL Allegedly Lied to Former Employee About Investigating Sexual Harassment Allegations

A former Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party volunteer recently alleged that he was sexually harassed by two former coworkers, but was apparently lied to and misled when he brought the allegations to the party’s chairman. Christopher Horoshak claims that he was sexually harassed by two DFL employees during the run-up to the…

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Anti-Kavanaugh Protesters Refuse to Comment on Ellison Allegations

A group of protesters recently gathered at the U.S. Senate to protest the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, but refused to answer questions regarding the allegations against Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN-05). The Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill went to the Senate to interview protesters, who are opposing…

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