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Asian American Voters growing June 5, 2006

Posted by peterong in Asian American, Politics.
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Study Shows Significant Increase in Asian-American Voters

(KCBS) — With the June primary just days away, a study by the Asian American Action Fund shows a dramatic increase in the number of Asian-American voters.

According to the study's findings, Asian-Americans account for the fastest growing population in the United States and make up 12% of the California population.

That's according to the latest census department figures. "Asian-American voters are slightly more democratic than they are republican," UCLA Professor of Asian-American Studies Don Nakanishi told KCBS Reporter Mike Colgan.

So something like 40% democratic registered, somewhere in the high 20's to 30% being republicans and then a very, very sizable, approximately 30% being independents," said Nakanishi.

Nakanishi said the number of Asian-American office holders also has grown dramatically.

"There are now well over 2,000 Asian-American elected and major appointed officials," he said.

The study by the Asian American Action Fund shows the number of Asian-American candidates is increasing by 21% ever two years.

For a copy of this report in PDF click here

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