Nevada Independent - The familiar rhythm of the festivals has been absent this year.
The Japanese spring festival in April. The Indian food festival in May. Filipino kamayan feasts in the fall.
Like so many other events this year, festivals across Asian American and Pacific Islander communities have been scuttled because of the coronavirus pandemic. So, too, has the typical voter outreach that happens around those events.
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The question this year is which way AAPI voters will swing. In 2016, 69 percent of AAPI voters in Nevada voted for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton while 29 percent chose President Donald Trump, according to an exit poll by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. . .