About a third of the 81 Muslim-Americans who ran for office in Tuesday’s off-year elections in the U.S. scored electoral victories, according to Muslim-American advocacy groups.

A total of 26 Muslim candidates emerged winners on Tuesday night, and so far this year 34 Muslim candidates won state and local elections, said a joint press release by Muslim advocacy groups the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Jetpac, and MPower Change.

Among the 34 winners in 2019, 16 are women, said the groups, reporting preliminary numbers.

“These electoral victories clearly indicate that American Muslims are stepping up and showing their commitment

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