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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 05:12 PM
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"Asian Population Lacks Political Clout"
WASHINGTON - Asian Americans are the country's second fastest-growing minority behind Hispanics. But unlike Latinos, they have virtually no national political clout.


Eager to change that, activists and political leaders are relying on tried-and-true methods like voter registration drives and educational efforts to get more people to the polls.

Yet when it comes to courting Asian voters, political parties appear to be more influenced by some simple math, courtesy of the Census Bureau (news - web sites):

_There were more than 9 million Asians in the United States of voting age in July 2003, up 1 million from three years earlier. Among minorities though, Asians lag behind the 26.3 million Hispanics and 25.7 million blacks of voting age.

http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040719/ap...
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 05:22 PM
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1. Asia is a big continent. They are not all alike
Koreans, Vietnamese and Taiwainese are Republican, while Japanese, Chinese and Philipinos are Democratic. I'm not sure about Pakistanis and Indian voters. Point is, it's not a monolithic voting bloc.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-19-04 05:26 PM
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2. Very true.
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