NBC Asian America: Asian Americans are growing fastest in Nevada. Here’s how they voted.
NBC Asian America - “TikTok Titas” in the Silver State may have helped Joe Biden win gold in this year’s dramatic presidential election.
Older Filipina American women — known as “titas” — made a splash in Nevada in get-out-the-vote moments during the campaign, from vibrant car parades to popular TikTok clips. They’re just one of a variety of Asian American and Pacific Islander groups that came out enthusiastically for Biden’s campaign even amid the stress and unusual circumstances of the coronavirus pandemic, said Christian Bato, the Biden campaign’s lead for AAPI outreach in Nevada. . .
“Even though Asian American voters can be a smaller segment of the electorate — which they usually are — when they show strong support for one candidate in a very close race, they could actually make the difference,” said Jerry Vattamala, director of the Democracy Program for the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, or AALDEF. “I think we saw that [in] Nevada and a few other states where [you had] these razor-thin margins.”