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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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A third of Asian American vote still undecided

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The San Francisco Chronicle

Almost one third of the fast-growing Asian American electorate remains undecided in choosing a presidential candidate, placing the group among the key independent voters coveted by both the McCain and Obama campaigns, according to a new national survey.

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New citizens get ready to cast their votes

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The Los Angeles Times

At a recent voter fair at Placita Olvera, Carmen Gutierrez practiced punching her ballot in a mock polling booth and received information about the state's propositions.

Though she has lived in the United States for more than a decade, Gutierrez only became a new citizen in September and registered to vote earlier this month. Gutierrez said she is eager to vote in the presidential election.

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