The Democratic caucus in Nevada is today’s venue in a tightening race between Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. The increasing diversity of Nevada voters presents the candidates with a complex set of issues, like immigration reform and deportation. Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are a fast-rising community in Nevada and their political influence is potentially strong in the future, but for now their electoral effect remains undefined.
- [Washington Post] Nevada Democrats start to caucus, as Sanders looks to upset Clinton: “Nevada’s caucuses mark the first real chance for non-white voters to weigh in on the Democratic race.” Read more
- [NBC News] For Asian-American Organizers, All Eyes on Nevada Ahead of Caucuses: “According to the 2010 U.S. Census, 8.3 percent of Nevada’s population identifies as Asian American and Pacific Islander, compared to 5.4 percent of the population in the United States. The Nevada community makes up over 134,000 eligible voters — 7.3 percent of the state’s electorate” Read more
- [NPR] Cultural Differences, Lack Of Resources Impede Asian-American Voter Outreach: “Since 2000, Nevada’s Asian population has more than doubled, but Asians remain the least likely voters.” Read more
- [NBC News] A New Prize in Nevada: the Asian-American Vote: “Asian-Americans encompass a diverse range of people, among them recent Chinese immigrants, Muslims from Pakistan, Filipino-American Catholics and U.S. citizens from Hawaii. Campaigns are paying attention.” Read more
- [AAPI Data/Center for American Progress] State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Series: A Multifaceted Portrait of a Growing Population: “States with high AAPI concentrations are not the states with the fastest-growing AAPI populations. In fact, New York and California have the slowest population growth of Asian Americans, while other states such as Nevada, Arizona, and North Dakota have the fastest-growing Asian American populations.” Read more