The Indian-American community could be “an absolute difference maker” in battleground states in the November 3 presidential elections, a top Democratic leader

The Indian-American community could be “an absolute difference maker” in battleground states in the November 3 presidential elections, a top Democratic leader has said.

As a little over 100 days are left for the elections, both the Republican and the Democratic parties are making huge efforts to reach out to the small but influential Indian-American community in some of the key battleground states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Thomas Perez, chair of the Democratic National Committee, on Saturday said that Michigan has 125,000 Indian-American voters.

We lost Michigan by 10,700 votes in 2016, he said, referring to the loss of Hillary Clinton, the then-Democratic presidential nominee at the hands of President Donald Trump.

In Pennsylvania, (there are) 156,000 (Indian-American voters). We (Democratic party) lost (presidential elections in) Pennsylvania by 42-43,000 (votes). In Wisconsin (there are) 37,000 (Indian-Americans). We lost Wisconsin by 21,000 (votes) in 2016, said the head of the Democratic party.

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