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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:21 PM

Increasingly, New Face of Asian American Electorate is a Democrat [View all]

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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