The Asian American Vote in the 2016 Election

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"For the Asian-American community, one of the largest barriers they face is actually the language barrier. Our population has about 60% that are born in another country. 3 in 4 speak a language other than English at home. And ... 1 in 2 adults ... actually has difficulty with the English language."


Mar 01, 2016

Those who voted in the last presidential election created the most racially and ethnically diverse electorate in U.S. history. Nearly 1 in 4 votes were cast by non-whites. That trend is expected to continue this year, but barriers still exist for some populations. A conversation with Terry Ao Minnis, Director of Census and Voting Programs at Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Visit AAAJ on the web, on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

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