New accusations fly over Minneapolis DFL convention chaos


Jeff Wheeler, Star Tribune

Minneapolis City Council candidate Nasri Warsame spoke Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at his campaign headquarters in Minneapolis days after chaos erupted at a Democratic nominating convention for a Minneapolis City Council seat.

Accusations and bad blood continued Wednesday in the wake of a weekend Minneapolis DFL Party ward convention that descended into chaos.

The campaign of Nasri Warsame - the City Council candidate whose supporters stormed the stage as incumbent Aisha Chughtai prepared to speak at the convention - went on the offensive at a news conference in which campaign officials:

Alleged a Chughtai supporter started it all.

Accused another City Council member of assault.

Claimed the convention was "rigged" from the start, and racially biased against Somalis - the result, they claimed, of DFL Socialists, most of them white, controlling the convention and violating various rules.


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