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by Aricka Flowers
Mon Aug 20, 2012

A Who’s Who Of American Voters

As the race for the White House ramps up, the fight for voters, especially independents, is intensifying. 

To get a better idea of just who the voters are that President Barack Obama and presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney are vying for, TakePart.com analyzed voter data from 2008 and created an infographic to illustrate just who might be heading to the polls on November 6. 

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by Ashlee Rezin
Mon Jul 23, 2012

Growing Asian American, Pacific Islander Voting Bloc Being Ignored, Poll Finds

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters are expected to make a record turnout for the presidential election this November, however the findings of a recent poll revealed that candidates and their parties have largely ignored this rapidly growing voter population.

More than 1,100 Asian American and Pacific Islander voters from across the country were surveyed in April. The poll, organized by nonpartisan Asian American Justice Center, APIAVote and the Asian American Institute, marks the first time voting trends among Asian Americans have been examined.

Conducted by Lake Research Partners, results show that approximately 4 out of 5 Asian Americans in Illinois report being almost certain to vote this November.

Majority of Illinois’ AAPI voters favor the Democratic Party at both the congressional and presidential levels, according to the poll results; however a significant percentage of individuals see no, or doesn’t know, the differences between the parties.