USA POLITICS: Asian Americans’ political preferences have flipped from red to blue – BY: John A. Tures

Professor of Political Science, LaGrange College

– September 14, 2020. The Conversation

Asian Americans used to be a reliable Republican voting bloc. But long before Kamala Harris, who is Indian American and Black, became Joe Biden’s running mate, they shifted to support the Democratic Party. This is true across ages, genders and ethnic origins of Asian Americans – including Indian, Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese and Hmong.

As a political scientist, I’m not just interested in voting, but also in how groups change their party preferences. This subject of study, known as “critical elections,” looks at how political party fortunes change over time as a result of racial, religious or regional groups’ changing views.

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  • brandli62  On September 17, 2020 at 5:55 am

    Bad news from Trump! His tough immigration policies making it difficult for family members to immigrate to the US have not been helpful in gaining support with second generation Asian immigrants. Talking disparagingly about “chain migration”, while his in-laws were granted green cards is hypocritical. Most people see through such lies.

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