Nevada's growing Asian American population currently represents 11% of the growing electorate and are posed to play a significant role in the Nevada caucus. “In 2019, every presidential candidate met with AAPI leaders and the AAPI caucus in Nevada; they also hired outreach directors,” says Chen, who notes that these efforts have been better than in years past. “The AAPI electorate, especially Filipino voters, were gaining more attention because of the size.” Filipino Americans make up the majority of Nevada’s AAPI community, which is extremely diverse: 50 percent are Filipino American, 16 percent are Chinese American, 8.5 percent are Japanese American, 6.5 percent are Vietnamese American, 5 percent are Korean American, and 4 percent are Indian American. The majority of AAPI voters — 67 percent — live in Clark County, which contains Las Vegas and is located in the southern part of the state.
Nationally, Asian Americans represent a growing and increasingly important constituency for Democrats. Asian American voters have increasingly moved to the left during recent election cycles, and the same dynamic has been observed in Nevada, where 66 percent of AAPI voters supported the Democratic Senate candidate in 2016.
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