Dallas Morning News: After winning 10 states on Super Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden made the case that he was the one who could appeal to a broad base of Democrats searching for a presidential candidate who can unite them. . .
While advocates gripe about when presidential candidates will start engaging Latino voters, Asian American advocates wonder if anyone will pay attention to them.
“There’s no thought of it,” said Jerry Vattamala, director of the democracy program for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. “The outreach is not good.”
Because different Asian American groups speak different languages, Vattamala said, there is a perception that engaging the Asian vote is too difficult and the potential payoff too small to merit the work it takes. But that perception is misguided, he said.
“In close races, Asian American voters can be the difference,” he said. “As you go down-ballot, they will make the difference and in many places around the country, they are voting as a block, and, generally, they’re supporting Democratic candidates.” . . .