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Clinton ramps up Asian voter outreach in 3 states

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> This in Korean. They're part of the Clinton campaign's aggressive efforts to court Asian American and Pacific Island voters. The so-called AAPI community makes up less than 3.5% of the US population, but it could be consequential in three states come November.
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Reuters' political correspondent Luciana Lopez.>> The Clinton campaign is especially looking at Asian American and Pacific Islander voters in key swing states. So Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. And in each of those states, the AAPI voter populations could in fact be large enough to be the margin of victory.
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>> The effort includes print, digital, and broadcast advertising. The campaign has hired a new outreach director specifically for AAPI votes in Nevada. Surveys show Donald Trump pulling strong among working-class white men. Hilary Clinton pulling well with, well, almost everybody else. And Asian Americans, like most American minority groups, lean Democratic.
00:01:08
But that doesn't mean there isn't room for Democrats to improve.>> AAPI voters historically have tended to be under-registered a And underrepresented in terms of turnout at the polls. So if the Clinton campaign can bring those voter registration levels for Asian American voters up to, say the level of white or black voters here, that would give them an edge that historically the Democrats have not had in the past with these voters.
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>> The Clinton campaign is considering new advertisements in Filipino, Vietnamese, Korean, Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, and Cantonese.