Why Trump Fears Women of Color
The right recognizes their political power. The left takes them for granted. Women of color, especially black women, are potent forces in progressive politics, both in office and as organizers who mobilize voters. It seems that liberals take this for granted, but conservatives tacitly recognize the political power of women of color when they Read More
Facing Fraud or Saving Face?
Survey of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders 50 Years and Older on Fraud and Scams by Angela Houghton, AARP Research (originally posted at AARP Research) Older Americans are particularly vulnerable as targets of certain kinds of fraud; and frauds and scams affect diverse populations in distinct ways. Yet, there is relatively little data about the Read More
Asian American Voters in the 2016 Election, Part 2
Our first installment on Asian American voters reviewed the potential for this often disregarded group to be pivotal in 2016 and reported findings from the most recent survey of their vote preferences in this year’s presidential and Congressional races. Asian American voters, in sum, find overwhelming favor with Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump and with Read More
Asian American Voters In The 2016 Election
With the debates now in the rear view mirror and less than three weeks ahead before Election Tuesday, Asian American Decisions is excited to report out some fresh new results on where Asian Americans stand on this election. Media coverage of this long, rancorous, and at times closely contested election has been flooded with polling Read More
From Marginalized to Margin of Victory
[Adapted from remarks delivered as featured speaker for the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Symposium in celebration of APA Heritage Month, 13 May, Washington, DC.] With every new election cycle, there is always some new buzz about a segment of the electorate that politicians and politicos believe will hold the key to the election. As Read More
Did Asian Americans switch parties overnight? No.
This article originally appeared at the Monkey Cage Blog at The Washington Post Buried in the blue and red bars of the exit poll results from Tuesday’s midterm elections is an astonishing figure. Asian Americans were nearly evenly split in their voting in congressional races: 50 percent to 49 percent, with a nod to Democrats Read More
Study Finds Asian Americans Have Lower Rates of Voter ID Possession in Texas
By Gabriel Sanchez, Ph.D. Last week the Department of Justice blocked the Texas photo-identification law that requires voters in the state to show a state issued photo-ID to vote, stating that the state of Texas failed to demonstrate that the law is not discriminatory by design against Hispanic voters. This follows a similar move in Read More