By Ed Diokno
It would be easy to describe the year as an awful year with the highlight – or, lowlight, depending on your point of view – being the election of Donald Trump.
But something was happening among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders that might make 2016 a year to relish. The … Read more
By Ed Diokno
Thank you John King. The CNN analyst was going over the election results and he was the only commentator to mention the Asian American vote in the California primary. “The Asian vote is the fastest growing vote in the country,” he said. In the last few years, the rate … Read more
No ethnic group has abandoned the Republican Party faster than Asian Americans, according to The Conversation, yet the Grand Old Party is working hard to turn that around.
Two decades ago 74 percent of the Asian American vote went to the GOP. Since then the Democratic share of the vote has increased from 36 … Read more
This as Republicans scramble to win them back.
Asian Americans have run away from the Republican party in the last 20 years faster than any other voting group, reports the Los Angeles Times.
That isn’t news to Asian Americans who follow politics closely, but perhaps what is news is the Republicans struggle to win that vote back.
The Grand Old Party which … Read more
Exit poll results released by People for the American Way seem to indicate that Asian American and Latino voters provided the margin of victory for Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the race for Governor of Virginia.
McAuliffe won 48 to 46 percent over Ken Cuccinelli yesterday with 100 percent of the precincts reported.
But the People … Read more
Silicon Valley entrepreneur Ro Khanna continues to outpace fellow Democrat Rep Mike Honda (D-San Jose) in fundraising, reports Politico.
Khanna raised $504,450 in the third quarter. That’s far less than the more than $1 million last quarter, but still more than Honda.
Honda reports raising $385,000 in the third quarter and now has more … Read more
In interesting blog appear in the Huffington Post that suggested bringing Asian American issues into the national debate could swing Republican votes on many important issues.
Blogger Jarryd Willis points out that rarely is it mentioned that 1.4 million people of Asian descent are undocumented or that 200,000 Asian youth would qualify … Read more
Anyone who watched the Republican National Convention in 2012 saw a sea of white delegates. It was quite a contrast to the party the Democrats put on which looked more like the colorful tapestry which makes up the United States of America.
The Grand Old Party is in desperate need of an image make over … Read more
Representative Ami Bera (D-CA) has been named co-chair of a bi-partisan group of lawmakers with the aim of ending gridlock in Washington, reports the Times of India.
The group of 81 members of Congress is called “No Labels Problem Solvers.”
“We came together to stop partisan games and gridlock in Washington. We came together, … Read more