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Correspondent Jessica Stone takes an in-depth look at the highly contested Asian-American vote and explains its critical importance in the upcoming presidential election cycle.
Four years ago, Barack Obama captured 62 percent of the Asian-American vote. But in the 2012 cycle, Mitt Romney’s campaign may have found the formula to chip away at that margin, and in swing states with booming Asian populations like Virginia, Nevada and Florida, that could make all the difference.
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia -- With Democratic bet Barack Obama holding his lead in surveys two days before the US presidential elections, Filipino-Americans in the US Republican Party are scrambling to push Sen. John McCain’s candidacy in this crucial battleground state.
Washington — Representatives from the campaigns of John McCain and Barack Obama fielded questions from Asian Americans during a two-hour town hall meeting in Annandale, Virginia, October 28. The gathering was an opportunity to ask questions that have not been addressed on the national platform, organizers said.
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Indian Americans and other ethnic groups are expected to play a key role in the Nov 4 US presidential elections in Virginia, a solidly Republican state for the last 40 years but now seen leaning towards Democrats.There are more than 160,000 Asian American citizens of voting age in the state, and an aggressive registration drive is adding several thousand voters to the highly organised Asian ethnic groups, which see them playing a pivotal role in the tightly contested state.
Six or seven months ago, Andrew Ko was fed up with state of the country and wanted to take action.
Asian American voters in Virginia, highly organized and registered in record numbers, have become energized by the presidential race and the role they see themselves playing in this tightly contested state.
Just got back from VA where I was shooting footage for a five minute documentary on the Asian vote.