The overlooked constituency both parties are now targeting in the Georgia runoff

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“Our community needs to hear directly from leaders and from the candidate saying, ‘We have a real message of change that’s positive,’” said Narasimhan. “And we think by doing what we’re doing and continuously doing it, we’re giving that message to them.”

Powered by a multimillion-dollar get-out-the-vote program, turnout among Asian Americans nearly doubled in Georgia from 2016 to 2020, according to the Democratic firm TargetSmart — a major boon for Democrats, who they backed overwhelmingly.

The same analysis found that the number of ballots cast by Asian Americans in the state increased by upwards of 60,000 votes in 2020, more than the amount by which President Joe Biden carried Georgia. Now Asian American and Pacific Islander elected officials, donors and activists who support Warnock are trying to prove that those voters can be the margin of victory in this…

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