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WASHINGTON, May 8, 2012 (Reuters) — President Barack Obama, whose campaign has focused heavily on courting Hispanic voters ahead of the November 6 election, reached out to another important and sometimes overlooked voting group on Tuesday: Asian Americans. A recent poll showed the fast-growing Asian American community is largely untapped by presidential candidates even though they are expected to vote in record numbers this fall.
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.
Our country continues to struggle with Democracy 1.0, the best political system that was available in the 18th century. Unfortunately, most of the rest of the world has moved on to Democracy 2.0 and beyond, with proportional representation, instant runoff voting and other expressive innovations.
Washington: Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) participated Tuesday in an election that will go down in history with high turnout rates - especially among minorities, new voters, and young voters. APIAVote partners and coalitions in 14 states turned out thousands of voters yesterday in the efforts to increase civic participation in the fastest growing minority community in the nation.
Asian-Americans could represent a pivotal voting bloc this election cycle, a new survey conducted by Lake Research Partners reveals.
Editor’s Note: Numerous articles and news accounts of late have focused on the importance of presidential candidates wooing and winning the Latino vote in the 2012 election. But Peter Schurmann also points us the significance of courting Asian-American voters, who comprise 5.6 percent of the U.S. population. Asian-Americans represent the fastest-growing demographic segment in this country and a critical voting bloc. But, according to a new first-of-its-kind poll, neither Republicans nor Democrats seem to be taking note.
Ten Gurdwaras across the U.S. hosted viewing parties to watch live the 2nd APIA Vote Presidential Town Hall, held July 21 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
The stunning demise of prolific Democratic fund-raiser Norman Hsu is another tragic setback for Asian Pacific American engagement in electoral politics. On the one hand, this must be seen as an isolated incident. Hsu did not share his meteoric rise with the community. Indeed, he often boasted of private meetings with heavyweights like Senator Edward Kennedy, New York Governor Elliot Spitzer and Presidential candidate Senator Hillary Clinton.