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A pre-election survey of 840 active Filipino community leaders in America showed a strong shift of undecided registered voters towards the Obama camp in the last several weeks before the elections that gave Senator Barrack Obama of Illinois a decisive 58-42 share of the Filipino vote.
Sen. Barack Obama attracted tremendous support from African Americans, Latinos and Asian Americans, and the strong turnout among black and Latino voters in key battleground states helped push him to victory, exit polls show.
(Los Angeles, CA) November 4, 2008 was a monumental day in American history. For many, faith in the possibility of uplifting the lives of all Americans was rekindled with the election of Barack Obama — not just because he is the first African American and son of an immigrant but because of his extensive background in grassroots community organizing and public service.
President-elect Obama won 52 percent of the popular vote, the largest share for a Democrat since Lyndon Johnson won in 1964.
But more importantly, Obama expanded Democratic support among key voter groups including Hispanic-Americans, women, young people and suburbanites.
Well, it’s been two days since America elected the first African American president by electing Barack Obama to the White House and I’m sure a lot of us are still digesting what this means for American and the world.
Members of the National Coalition of South Asian Organizations, a network of 35 community-based groups in twelve regions around the country, mark the historic occasion of a new Administration and Congress. We offer our congratulations to President-Elect Barack Obama on his victory on November 4th.
At a polling place in Bethesda, Md., just outside D.C., someone had placed a life-sized cardboard figure of Barack Obama near a table staffed by Democratic Party activists on Election Day.
For Immediate Release
6 November 2008
WASHINGTON (AFP) — A majority of Asian-Americans chose Senator Barack Obama for president and expect him to appoint representatives from the rapidly growing community in his new administration, officials have said.
Virginia, Nov 5 (ANI): South Asian origin students in the United States today expressed their happiness over the historic victory of Democrat Barack Obama, who defeated his Republican rival John McCain to become the 44 th US President elect.