According to a poll that the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund conducted in 11 Asian languages, 79 percent of Asian Americans polled voted for Hillary Clinton, while 18 percent chose Trump.
Following the attacks, people from the Muslim, Arab, Sikh and South Asian American communities experienced rampant discrimination and hate attacks.
For example, 55 percent of respondents chose Clinton in the 2016 national Asian American survey.
“The issues that Asian Americans are increasingly concerned about are issues that often have been the focus of progressives.
Issues like the environment, health care and racial justice resonate within the Asian American community,” Yang said.