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Probe finds abuse allegations against Keith Ellison "unsubstantiated"

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call
Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. Photo: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

Allegations leveled against Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison by an ex-girlfriend that he once physically abused her could not be substantiated after she refused to provide video of the alleged incident, the AP reports, citing a draft report of a probe it obtained Monday.

Why it matters: The allegations, which Ellison has strongly denied, have clouded his bid for Minnesota attorney general, but the report, compiled by an attorney hired by Minnesota’s Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party to probe the incident could ease Democratic concerns about the close race.

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