SEATTLE – With the clock ticking closer to Election Day, local Muslims are
taking every opportunity they can to get the vote out.

Muslims feel they could make a big difference in choosing the next
president and now it’s just a matter of making sure they go to the polls.

At a ballot party Ahmad Alkabra was learning the ins and outs of voting in
a presidential election.

“The primary thing is to get educated and.. listen to each other and get
focused on this,” he said.

Muslim voters were briefed on the voting process.

Traditionally, Muslims tend to vote more conservatively. In fact, four
years ago the majority of Muslims voted Bush into office. But this year,
after Sept. 11, the Patriot Act and the Iraq War, the choice is not as
clear cut..


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