What is Ilhan Omar hiding about her marriages?

What is Ilhan Omar hiding about her marriages?
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[Ed. – And is it enough to unseat her?]

People don’t like to discuss their personal lives in public, much less when multiple divorces and children are involved. Even in public life, there ought to remain a reasonable amount of privacy when it comes to a purely intimate matter. But red flags about the two or three marriages of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., have now produced evidence of lawbreaking.

It’s time to start asking questions.

The first question of public interest is whether Omar violated federal tax law. In 2014 and 2015, she filed her taxes jointly with a man named Ahmed Hirsi. She was legally married to another man, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, at the time.

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Omar’s marital history is complicated, to say the least. In 2002, Hennepin County marriage records show that Omar applied for a marriage license with Hirsi, according to the Associated Press, and Omar said that while “we never finalized the application and thus were never legally married,” they married in a “faith tradition.” Omar and Hirsi had two children and ended their relationship in 2008.

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