Sen. Raphael Warnock courts Asian American vote in Georgia with digital ads

By Tom Howell Jr. |

“I’m proud to call Georgia home, but I’d be embarrassed to call Herschel Walker my senator,” the narrators say. “So I’m doing my part and voting for Reverend Warnock in the runoff on Dec. 6. I hope you’ll join me.”

The ads have a short run time of around 20 seconds and underscore efforts to secure the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) vote ahead of the critical Senate showdown.

The demographic grew in Georgia, a key battleground state, by about 61,000 votes from 2016 to 2020, according to AAPI Data, which tracks the voting bloc.

It was a whopping 84% jump from 73,000 AAPI votes in the cycle won by President Donald Trump to 134,000 in President Biden’s victory.

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