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The Femo: Mission in action at the polls – Where is the Asian Vote?

by Sarah Rubin

With campaign buzz in full swing, both the Obama and Romney camps have recently been courting minority groups in hopes of securing their votes this November. But in accordance with past campaign precedence, one group has been left out of the mix. The Asian American population has consistently had low voter participation rates in presidential elections, resulting from both low voter registration rates and low voter turnout. And although American women have generally enjoyed significantly higher rates of voter participation in comparison to their male counterparts, Asian American women do not follow this trend.