Nevada’s grow­ing Asian pop­u­la­tion could be key to clinch­ing Novem­ber win for both par­ties

Nevada’s growing Asian population could be key to clinching November win for both parties

Polit­i­cal shifts in Nevada’s grow­ing Asian pop­u­la­tion paint a con­flict­ing mes­sage about the swing state’s piv­otal role in the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion. 
While record num­bers of Asian Amer­i­can eli­gi­ble vot­ers have moved to the Sil­ver State, the vot­ing block could also be trend­ing away from its his­tor­i­cal­ly deep blue roots. Now, Nevada’s grow­ing Asian pop­u­la­tion could con­tribute to mak­ing the state a poten­tial tossup in the 2024 elec­tion between Pres­i­dent Joe Biden and his pre­de­ces­sor Don­ald Trump.
Between 2012 and 2022, Neva­da saw the nation’s biggest increase in its Asian Amer­i­can Pacif­ic Islander pop­u­la­tion, a vot­ing block Democ­rats have tra­di­tion­al­ly count­ed on. 
“We’re one of the only states that had more [Asian Amer­i­can and Pacif­ic Islander] vot­ers vote for the first time in 2022 than in 2018,” Amy Koo, the polit­i­cal direc­tor at One APIA Neva­da, told KTNV. “That’s an indi­ca­tor of how much our com­mu­ni­ty has grown and how cru­cial we are to the mar­gin of vic­to­ry.”
How­ev­er, while the P …