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www.latimes.com: Georgia Senate races may hinge on a small but growing Asian American voter population

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Fast forward five years, Georgia will have six Asian American state representatives — five of them Democrats — when the Legislature convenes in January.

Georgia state Rep. Sam Park credits younger, first-time Asian American voters with helping to flip the state for Joe Biden.

(Jason Armond / Los Angeles Times)“The surge in Asian American turnout — especially amongst first-time, younger Asian American voters — helped Biden flip the state,” said Sam Park, Georgia’s first Democratic Asian state representative, elected in 2016.

In the three months before the general election, Asian American activists with AAAJ reached out to 92% of Georgia’s estimated 238,000 eligible Asian American voters by phone.

As a Vietnamese American community organizer for the Asian American Advocacy Fund, she knows older Vietnamese Americans lean conservative.

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