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Politicians on both ends of the political spectrum are waking up to the importance of AAPI voters.

One in five AAPI voters across the United States were first-time voters in the 2020 election.

That has real consequences when it comes to participation, says Brad Jenkins, former Obama White House Associate Director and co-founder of the RUN AAPI political advocacy group.

“Across the board, runoffs in Georgia have a really bad track record of turnout,” says the Asian American Advocacy Fund’s Mahmood.

“It’s safe to say that a high AAPI turnout versus a low AAPI turnout could be the difference between winning and losing.”Get our Politics Newsletter.

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