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Immigrants can swing it around in US elections
economictimes.indiatimes.com/ ^ | OCTOBER 26, 2004 | URMI A GOSWAMI

Posted on 10/25/2004 5:01:42 PM PDT by watchout

Immigrants can swing it around in US elections URMI A GOSWAMI

NEW DELHI: Immigration as an issue may be a hot potato in the US, which no presidential candidate wants to falter on. However, as the race to the White House becomes closely contested, the electoral clout of new citizens increases.

In electoral terms, Latinos and Asian/Pacific Islanders (Indians are a part of this grouping) are the key immigrant groups. In ’00, there were 4.9m US citizens who were Asians/Pacific Islanders. Of these, 2.4m were registered to vote and 2m voted. According to the US Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (’02) only 37.8% of Indian Americans who are US citizens voted in the ’00 election.

In the ’04 presidential elections, six battleground states have been identified, where new citizens will make the difference. These are Arizona, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Washington.

Traditional immigrant-receiving states like California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Michigan are also among the states that could see this population actually swinging electoral results. Many of these states (California, New Jersey and Illinois) have high concentration of Indians.

A report from the Immigration Policy Centre is of the opinion that immigrants can make the difference in the results. In ’00, new citizens comprised near 10% in four of the six traditional immigrant-receiving states of California, Florida, New Jersey and New York.

With the immigrant population growing in states like North Carolina, Georgia and Nevada (where it grew by more than 200%), the swing effect of their vote is even more crucial.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; elections; immigrantlist; immigrants; immigration; us

1 posted on 10/25/2004 5:01:43 PM PDT by watchout
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To: watchout
Immigration as an issue may be a hot potato in the US, which no presidential candidate wants to falter on. However, as the race to the White House becomes closely contested, the electoral clout of new citizens increases.

This is true...only not in the way the "mainstream" (sic) media wants us to believe. Legal immigrants hate illegal immigrants more than the average American. Legal immigrants are sick & tired of seeing lawbreakers given more breaks than those who follow the rules.

All the more reason why Republicans should not support any amnesty or "worker" program. You don't want to sell out the good folks for the bad.

2 posted on 10/25/2004 5:05:38 PM PDT by Prime Choice (The Leftists think they can tax us into "prosperity" and regulate us into "liberty.")
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To: watchout

A funny thing happend on the way to the polls. Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants unauthorized to vote in this country but improperly registered by Lib Demoncrats actually voted for Bush. Why, they are smarter then tose Dummicrats and new that Bush will continue to push to grant amnisty for millions of illegal immegrants.


3 posted on 10/25/2004 5:06:04 PM PDT by phoenix0468 (One man with courage is a majority. (Thomas Jefferson))
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ping


4 posted on 10/25/2004 5:07:34 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: watchout

Add this to the long long list of groups who are "key" to winning the election.


5 posted on 10/25/2004 5:08:51 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Prime Choice

Yeah I like that "new citizens"... What a bunch of BS! When talking hispanic, we know we are talking ILLEGAL ALIEN and how can we Dems get them to vote?

Hey how about this, get a Clinton Judge to declare anybody can just vote anywhere!

Yeah that's the ticket!


6 posted on 10/25/2004 5:14:37 PM PDT by funkywbr
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To: funkywbr

THE SOCIALIST AGENDA http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/995201/posts


7 posted on 10/25/2004 5:15:59 PM PDT by watchout
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To: watchout
Immigration as an issue may be a hot potato in the US, which no presidential candidate wants to falter on.

If the President took a strong stand against illegal immigration he would've wrapped up this election a long time ago. ....But the GOP pansies have convinced themselves that the issue is a third rail.

8 posted on 10/25/2004 5:16:03 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Prime Choice

It was a sunny day in Philadelphia in 1787, and the Constitutional convention had just finished its work. A woman, watching the esteemed gentlemen congratulate themselves, approached one of the young nation's leading statesmen, Ben Franklin. "Mr. Franklin, what kind of government have you given us?" she asked. "A Republic, madam," Franklin quickly answered. "If you can keep it."


9 posted on 10/25/2004 5:19:19 PM PDT by watchout
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To: phoenix0468

NOW's 'Who Controls The Media?' http://www.takebackthemedia.com/owners.html


10 posted on 10/25/2004 5:22:46 PM PDT by watchout
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To: Mr. Mojo

simple as walking into the voting booth using a
correctly programmed Palm Pilot (a not at all unusual device among citizens)
and using it to simulate a supervisory PEB access device.

http://politechbot.com/pipermail/politech/2003-December/000284.html


11 posted on 10/25/2004 5:26:55 PM PDT by watchout
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To: Mr. Mojo

Immigration is Changing the Face of Suburban America http://yaleglobal.yale.edu/display.article?id=4191


12 posted on 10/25/2004 5:37:22 PM PDT by watchout
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To: watchout
Traditional immigrant-receiving states like California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York and Michigan are also among the states that could see this population actually swinging electoral results.

Unless every immigrant votes Bush, there's nothing they're going to do to 'swing' things in California. This state's idea of a political spectrum is a range from liberal to Marxist.

13 posted on 10/25/2004 5:37:40 PM PDT by John Jorsett (Kerry-Edwards: FORGING AHEAD)
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To: watchout; Mr. Mojo

nothing personal, but a study by a Yale sociologist on FR?

seems odd.


14 posted on 10/25/2004 5:40:02 PM PDT by wardaddy (handmaidens for everyone!)
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To: watchout

At the rate we are going, there will be 45 million illegally in our country by 2014. That's ten short years from now. By then, our elections will have been completely undermined by fraud and corruption.




15 posted on 10/25/2004 5:43:32 PM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: wardaddy
Yeah, a sociological study published by The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization isn't exactly standard FR fare.

From the article: "While New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco - the largest points of entry in 2000 - still have vibrant ethnic enclaves....."

Rule: Whenever the word "vibrant" immediately precedes "immigrant" or "ethnic," one can be reasonably sure it was penned by a lib.

16 posted on 10/25/2004 5:49:02 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Mr. Mojo
Rule: Whenever the word "vibrant" immediately precedes "immigrant" or "ethnic," one can be reasonably sure it was penned by a lib.

Sssshhhhh - don't let that get out! "Vibrant" is one of the words we're going to use to describe our neighborhood when we list our house for sale ;-)

17 posted on 10/25/2004 6:29:33 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Mr. Mojo
Rule: Whenever the word "vibrant" immediately precedes "immigrant" or "ethnic," one can be reasonably sure it was penned by a lib.

Sssshhhhh - don't let that get out! "Vibrant" is one of the words we're going to use to describe our neighborhood when we list our house for sale ;-)

18 posted on 10/25/2004 6:30:02 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Mr. Mojo
If you see the term 'rich tapestry' run for the tall grass.

I have occasion to know many, many recent immigrants. While most are good people whom I like a great deal, not many of them have their heart in the US.

I shudder when I consider the time they can swing US elections.

19 posted on 10/25/2004 6:31:23 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter
If you see the term 'rich tapestry' run for the tall grass.

lol....damn that's funny. ....and so true.

While most are good people whom I like a great deal, not many of them have their heart in the US.

And that's the heart of the problem.

20 posted on 10/25/2004 6:34:27 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: watchout
Even more interesting or just as germaine: "Left-handed people can swing it around in US elections"
21 posted on 10/25/2004 6:34:42 PM PDT by Cultural Jihad
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To: John Jorsett
Unless every immigrant votes Bush, there's nothing they're going to do to 'swing' things in California. This state's idea of a political spectrum is a range from liberal to Marxist.

Marxist? Interesting -- that's the same political spectrum back in their homeland. Marxists don't become Republican just by breaking our immigration laws or coming here because our Socialist programs are more generous than their own.

22 posted on 10/25/2004 7:24:26 PM PDT by FITZ
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To: phoenix0468

Geez, do I need a spelling refresher or what.


23 posted on 10/25/2004 7:32:53 PM PDT by phoenix0468 (One man with courage is a majority. (Thomas Jefferson))
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To: watchout

indians seem to be increasingly part of the Republican party -- they share the same strong sense of family as we do


24 posted on 10/25/2004 11:58:30 PM PDT by Cronos (W2K4)
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To: watchout
A report from the Immigration Policy Centre is of the opinion that immigrants can make the difference in the results. In ’00, new citizens comprised near 10% in four of the six traditional immigrant-receiving states of California, Florida, New Jersey and New York.

Well duh! Thanks a lot, Idiot politicians. You should all be tried for treason for supporting open borders.

25 posted on 10/26/2004 8:49:11 AM PDT by swampfox98
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