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www.nbcnews.com: On Super Tuesday, Asian American and Pacific Islanders hold potentially untapped clout

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“The Asian American population is one of the fastest growing populations in the state,” Jung, a program director at the Korean American Coalition (KAC), told NBC News.

But also we’re the population that is least interactive with politicians.”Asian American and Pacific Islanders make up nearly 20 percent of California’s electorate.

In the 2018 midterms, there was a 14-point jump in Asian American turnout nationally, great news for people like U.S. Rep. Judy Chu.

Many are recent immigrants who come from countries that don’t vote or hold elections.

“Twenty years ago, no matter what I said, I don’t think people would listen to me.

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