A Colorado resident who drove to Tennessee for the opportunity to vote has become the first Iraqi citizen to cast a ballot in his country's national election in Nashville.
Thirty-year-old Adl Almusasarah (ahl-MOO'-sah-SAH'-ruh) smiled after emerging from a heated tent at the Tennessee State Fairgrounds.
He told The Associated Press he headed for Nashville earlier this week to await Election Day, and drove to the polling place an hour early today to be first in line.
Almusasarah is a foreign currency exchange worker who lives in Denver. He says he's been in the U-S for a dozen years and had no trouble deciding who to vote for.
Almusasarah says he prays the election goes well, and that he wishes well for all the parties and people in Iraq.