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Asian Americans hold vital swing votes in U.S. midterm elections

Fast-growing group torn between Democrats, Republicans over economy, gun control

Supporters listen as Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams speaks at an Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) campaign rally in Georgia.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- As the Democrats and Republicans battle for control of the U.S. Congress in Tuesday's midterm elections, Asian Americans will play an important role in determining the outcome.

Asian Americans have been the fastest-growing group of voters over the past two decades. Pew Research Center estimates over 13.3 million in this group are eligible to vote this year, making up 5.5% of the U.S. electorate.

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