Asian Americans are an important and growing political constituency. As the fastest growing racial group in the U.S., the Asian American community demonstrated its strength and active civic participation by turning out in record numbers this past election. The findings emphasize that the Asian American voting bloc is truly up for grabs. While overall engagement increased, Asian Americans do not strongly identify with any political party, thus voting for candidates who support and promote progress on issues that matter to Asian American families and communities.
Voters reelected Barack Obama as president on Tuesday. In Massachusetts, voters named Elizabeth Warren to be their next senator.
The president thanked his supporters. “Tonight, in this election, you, the American people, reminded us that though our road has been hard, our journey has been long, we have picked ourselves up, we have fought our way back and we know in our heart, for the United States of America, the best is yet to come,” Obama said.
The three presidential debates closed with advice from Bob Schieffer’s (CBS News) mother: “Go vote, it’ll make you feel big and strong.” President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney presented their policies on domestic issues and foreign policy.
Several key statements below show their differences as well as similarities.