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US elections 2020

Indian Americans rally behind Harris at virtual VP debate parties

Community breaks out traditional sweets, lucky coconuts and fire emojis

NEW YORK -- As Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic vice presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris took to the debate stage on Wednesday night, Indian Americans were taking their seats in front of webcams to cheer on a woman they consider one of their own.

"Regardless of which side you fall on the political spectrum, the Indian American community, the South Asian community, definitely tuned into this debate tonight," said Neha Dewan, a New Yorker who watched with 30 others on a Zoom party organized by groups called the Joyful Warriors for Kamala Harris and South Asians for Biden.

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