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Indian-Americans can be 'difference maker' in US polls: Democratic leader

There are 1.3 million Indian-American adult citizens, by definition, who are eligible to vote in these (eight battleground) states

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departing on Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, in Washington. Photo: PTI
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Press Trust of India New Delhi
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

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First Published: Jul 19 2020 | 4:02 PM IST

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