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Thursday, November 06, 2014

Asian American Voters Show Strong Support for Democratic Candidates in Midterm Elections

Asian American voters in 11 states and Washington DC largely supported Democratic candidates in the 2014 midterm elections, according to preliminary results of an exit poll released today by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF). The multilingual exit poll of over 4,200 Asian American voters was conducted by AALDEF in collaboration with 65 national and local community groups, the largest survey of its kind in the nation.

New national battleground: The Asian vote

Spurred by President Barack Obama’s landslide victory among Asian-American voters in 2012 and new government data showing Asians outstripping Latinos as the fastest-growing immigrant population, prominent elected officials on both sides of the aisle have called for a stepped-up focus on Americans of Asian descent.

First Asian-American Elected To Oklahoma Legislature

The winner of the State Senate District 40 seat made history Tuesday night. Ervin Yen is believed to be the first Asian-American in the Oklahoma state legislature. Yen, a Republican won the open seat with 54% of the vote.

Republicans Courted Asians, and It Paid Off

National exit polling of voters in House races last night found that almost half of Asian-Americans -- 49 percent -- supported the Republican candidate. This is about twice the share who supported Mitt Romney in exit polling conducted after the 2012 presidential election. It also reverses a trend that began roughly during the 1990s, of increasing Asian-American support for Democratic candidates (starting with Bill Clinton).