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Asian American Get out the Vote Effort Underway in Early Referendum on Trump Presidency

posted by Randall

Get Out the Vote
Asians in Georgia?

Come on, people. There are Asians everywhere these days.

Asian American Pacific Islanders make up more than three percent of the population in The Peach State.

A special election is being held there today to replace former Rep Tom Price (R-GA) who is now the nation’s Health and Human Services Secretary. Republicans have held this Suburban seat outside Atlanta for four decades. Despite being heavily Republican, Democrats are going all out to pull off an upset.

Democrat Jon Ossoff is polling well and is expected to get 40-45 percent of the vote.

Meanwhile the Republican vote is split among 11 candidates.

Get Out the Vote Georgia Special Alection

Photo by APIA Vote

Ossoff’s best chance to win this race is by winning 50 percent of the vote and avoid a runoff. If not, he’ll be forced to face a Republican one on one.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Atlanta and the Center for Pan Asian Community Services have recruited 60 volunteers to get out the Asian American vote for an election which is considered a referendum on the first 100 days of the Trump presidency. A Democratic victory here could spell trouble for Republicans and increase the likelihood Democrats could retake the house in the 2018 midterm election.

Door hangers have been created in English, Bengali, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Spanish and include recommendations on how to vote.
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