Orange County, California
The Asian American and Pacific Islander community is the fastest-growing group in the U.S., increasing at four times the rate of the overall population. Projected to grow from 18 million in 2014 to more than 40 million by 2060, Asian Americans constitute the majority in more than a half-dozen cities in the greater Los Angeles area, and are becoming a dominant political and cultural force. ABTN looks at a state senate race between two Asian American candidates in Orange County, California.
Airdate on PBS: September 6, 2016
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The number of Asian Americans who identify as Democrat.
The number of Asian Americans who identify as Republican.
According to the U.S. Census, the Asian American population grew by 43% between 2000 and 2010. The total U.S. population grew by 9.7%.
Nationally, Asian American voter turnout lags behind other groups. In 2012, 47% of Asian Americans voted in the presidential election compared to 66% African Americans, 64% white and 48% Latinos.