Democrat feels Indian-Americans could make a distinction in US ballot

Washington, July 19

The Indian-American neighborhood might be “an absolute difference-maker” in battleground states within the November three presidential elections, a prime Democratic chief has stated.

As a little bit over 100 days are left for the elections, each Republican and the Democratic events are making big efforts to achieve out to the small, however influential Indian-American neighborhood in a few of the key battleground states akin to Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Thomas Perez, chair of the Democratic National Committee, on Saturday stated Michigan had 1,25,000 Indian-American voters.

“We lost Michigan by 10,700 votes in 2016,” he stated, referring to the lack of Hillary Clinton, the then Democratic presidential nominee, by the hands of President Donald Trump.

In the eight battleground states of Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin, there are 1.three million Indian-American voters.

“In Pennsylvania, (there are) 1,56,000 (Indian-American voters). We (Democratic party) lost (presidential elections in) Pennsylvania by 42,000 votes. In Wisconsin there are 37,000 Indian-Americans. We lost Wisconsin by 21,000 votes in 2016,” stated the top of the Democratic get together.

“The Indian-American vote, the AAPI (Asian-American and Pacific Islanders) vote more broadly, can be an absolute difference-maker (in the 2020 presidential elections),” Perez stated at a digital occasion “An Electorate Coming of Age: Indian Americans for Biden”, collectively hosted by the South Asians for Biden together with AAPI Victory Fund and Indian-American Impact Fund.

“We are hustling to the finishing line… 108 days till the weekend. Think about those three states alone that I mentioned. The Indian-American votes alone can be the difference in moving forward,” Perez stated. — PTI

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