Ilhan Omar victorious in her primary challenge race

UPDATE 2: Decision desk has called the race for Omar.

UPDATE: Omar is now poised for victory with most precincts in.

The close margins of the early results did not stay and Omar opened up a large lead.

Early results in Ilhan Omar’s primary race point to a potential nail biter.

Ilhan Omar currently leads with 1,564 votes, her opponent Antone Melton-Meaux has 40 less at 1,524.

Monday, on the eve of her primary race, Omar tweeted a video and wrote:

Today, our campaign is standing up for a better future — one where healthcare, education, housing, and a living wage are guaranteed so everyone has a real shot at the American Dream.

Omar’s opponent Antone Melton-Meaux, obtained the endorsement of the most well known local paper, the Star Tribune.