Ilhan Omar wins Minnesota's 5th Congressional District seat

Democrat Ilhan Omar has beaten Jennifer Zielinski, a Republican, in the race for the House seat representing Minnesota's 5th Congressional District, currently held by Democrat Keith Ellison.

With all precincts reporting, Omar has 78.2 percent of the vote, followed by Zielinski with 21.8 percent.

Ellison has represented the district in the House since 2007.

Democrats have gained a majority in the House, with 235 seats in the next Congress. All of Minnesota's House seats have been decided; four switched hands, with two going to Democrats and two going to Republicans.

The number of votes cast for Democrats in House races has increased 55.0 percent from the 2014 midterms, compared with an increase of 25.6 percent for Republicans.

The district went for Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016 by a margin of 54.7 points. Clinton won Minnesota by 1.5 points.

Data is from the Associated Press. This story may be updated if more information becomes available. It is powered by Heliograf, The Post's artificial intelligence system.

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