SupChina: How Chinese-American activism helped Georgia turn blue
SupChina - In 2016, BiLan Liao moved from Kentucky to Gwinnett County, just northeast of Atlanta, Georgia. Having voted for Hillary Clinton that year, the 62-year-old Chinese immigrant, who came to the U.S. in 1999, was deeply worried about the “authoritarian style” of leadership that Trump has presented, which reminded her of the repressive ruling party in China. As the 2020 election rolled around, Liao, an artist and a retired art professor who likes documenting history through painting, thought it necessary to engage in politics to protect her freedom and vision for democracy. . .
The Asian-American Legal Defense and Education Fund’s exit poll found that this year, 62% of Asian-American Georgian voters surveyed chose Biden, and 36% chose Trump. . .Asian-American voters “played an important role in close races in several battleground states,” Asian-American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) Executive Director Margaret Fung said in a press release, noting the significant role Asian-American voters have played in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, and Nevada in this year’s election. “Our voices must not be overlooked in the political process.” . . .