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Muslim voter registration up, group says
by Eugene Scott
More than 300,000 Muslims have registered to vote since the 2012 presidential election, according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, one of the country's largest Muslim advocacy organizations.
The estimate was conducted by looking for common Muslim names on the voter rolls. CAIR has launched a push to register more Muslim voters ahead of the 2016 elections.
There are currently 824,000 registered Muslim voters whose first, middle or last names match a list of more than 43,500 traditionally Muslim names, the group said. That's compared to about 500,000 names in 2012, according to CAIR.
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