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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:21 PM

Increasingly, New Face of Asian American Electorate is a Democrat

SAN FRANCISCO – After the election, media noted that Latino voters helped buoy President Barack Obama to a second term. Largely ignored, however, was the Asian American vote, which exit polls show trumped even Latino support for the president.

National exit polls show that more than 70 percent of Asian American voters broke for Obama, and that this voting bloc may have also played a pivotal role in swing states such as Nevada. The Asian American vote in Tuesday’s election underscores a key trend born out in a number of recent pre-election polls: The Asian American vote is changing, shifting more Democratic, even across subgroups.

Despite the trend, Asian American voters are not being courted as much as those
from other ethnic groups, say community advocates. More than half of Asian American voters said they were not contacted by either campaign or third-party group during the election season, according to a pre-election survey by the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD) and Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF).


HopeHoops: The fortune cookie read, "He who use racism to campaign get eggroll up asshole."

This DUer was more accurate than most GOP pundits.


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Response to Tony_FLADEM (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 03:25 PM

1. Bill O'Reilly conceded what we all new about the tea party.

They are old white conservative Christian males who are trying to hold on to their monopoly. They have failed.

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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:09 PM

2. Not really a new development

It is welcome to see this being recognized.

The Asian American community is not ethnically monolithic - people from East and South Asia and even the Pacific Islanders are included.

However, if one looks at sections of that community (like for example Indian-Americans), they are well-educated and have high household incomes yet they overwhelmingly vote Democrat.

The Asian community is very diverse and while some are socially and even fiscally conservative, they have no time for the exclusivist bigotry espoused by the Republican party today.

Imagine a Hindu Indian-American, a Muslim Bangladeshi-American or a Buddhist Japanese-American feeling welcome in the Republican party ? No way!

I should note that Evangelical Christian (or indeed Christian) Asians are a minority of the community and they tend to be more likely to vote Republican (like Hayley and Jindal).

The party of progressive diversity is the Democratic party and we should also say it is the party for all socio-economic groups.

The Democratic party is not against economic success - just economic exploitation.

What would be positive is to see greater interaction and understanding between all racial minority groups to avoid the misunderstandings and tensions that occasionally flare up.

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