LOS ANGELES —
Voters across age groups — and states — echoed her sentiments.
Amir Hossein-Salimi, 31, joined dozens of men and women — some donning the traditional Muslim head covering, and others in the full black burqa revealing only their eyes — lined up at an Islamic school in Houston.
“It would be nice if there was some sort of change in our country, but we want to do it within the rules and regulations, so this is the reason I’m showing up here,” said Hossein-Salimi, who moved to Houston nearly three years ago to pursue a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and now works for an oil and gas company.
U.S. Census figures show about 414,000 Iranians live in the U.S. California has the most, and six of the 20 polling places around the country were located there. Besides the Los Angeles area, San Diego and San Francisco, cities where balloting was held included Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington, D.C.
To cast ballots, voters needed only to show a valid Iranian passport.