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Did the Asian American vote make a difference in Joe Biden’s win? When we say “suburban voters” abandoned Donald Trump this election, many tend to assume we’re talking about white, middle-class, or upper-middle-class families.

But as Tim Wu notes, a growing Asian American population now lives in the suburbs, particularly around the major metropolitan areas in key swing states, like Georgia and Nevada. That’s not to say Asian Americans deserve credit for swinging these districts blue, but their influence is something to consider as our electoral demographics start to shift.

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