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Automatic voter registration sought in California

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The Sacramento Bee

 Every eligible Californian would be automatically registered to vote under legislation Secretary of State Alex Padilla is exploring. “If government knows who’s here, who’s 18, who’s a citizen, why go through hoops?” Padilla said in an interview. “Let’s just register folks automatically.” 

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Indian Americans advance in national, California politics

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The Sacramento Bee

  In a stairway just off the floor of the House of Representatives, Rep. Ami Bera walks past a portrait nearly every day of the late Rep. Dalip Singh Saund, a Democrat from California elected in 1956 and the first Asian American to serve on Capitol Hill. He was the first Indian American, as well. And while their ranks on Capitol Hill have not swollen, Indian Americans have been making political inroads, from city councils to state capitols. One is even flirting with running for president. 

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Democrat Candidates of Color Face Off in Oakland State Assembly Race

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New America Media
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Filipino-Americans finally 'making waves' in politics

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Public Radio International
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The Asian American Vote is Growing in California

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Fox&Hounds Daily News: Keeping Tabs on California Business and Politics
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Did Asian Americans Swing California for Clinton?

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New American Media, News Report

Editor’s Note: Asian Americans flexed their muscle on Super Tuesday, and emerged as a swing voter bloc in California, where Asian American voters make up 8 percent of the Democratic electorate, reports NAM staff writer Kenneth Kim.  Asian Americans are about 8 percent of the Democratic voters but might have emerged as the new swing vote that helped Hillary Clinton win California. According to a CNN exit poll, about 75 percent of Asian voters cast their ballots for Clinton compared to 23 percent for Obama.

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California Indians strongly back Obama

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NDTV.com

Indian Americans in California are the strongest Asian supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama with about two-thirds backing him as against a little over half nationally, according to a new Read the full article

Majority of Asian Americans against Prop. 8, study finds

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California Aggie

A comprehensive survey of Asian American voters in California released last week found that a majority of Asian Americans oppose Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage. Professors from Rutgers University, UC Berkeley, UC Riverside and USC conducted the study.

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