Asian Americans are among the country’s fastest-growing voting blocs. Runners of the survey believe that Asian American voters could be critical in battleground states — such as Arizona, North Carolina and Pennsylvania — which are becoming increasingly diverse.
“Our vote is not a lock by any means,” said Karthick Ramakrishnan, the head researcher at AAPI Data, according to AsAm News. “I think this just means that the parties and campaigns, including issues campaigns, have to pay attention to our communities.”
However, political parties have yet to harness their voting powers. About half of the survey respondents reported that neither Democrats nor Republicans had reached out to them.
Jason Tengco, coalitions chief of staff for the Biden campaign, said they are on it.
“We are not leaving any votes behind, we’ve put together a strong AAPI outreach program that recognizes the diversity within the AAPI community and we’re working every day to earn their vote,” he said in a statement, according to the Los Angeles Times.
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