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Indian-Americans who shaped Trump’s victory in US Presidential Elections

The main trick of Trump's election campaign has been the use of Indian intelligence in the Political rally.

New York. JAN 5/ UITV. The political dividends, long time in the making, were in a new arena for Indian Americans who have made a name for themselves with their brain power, sweeping knowledge-based contests, winning academic awards and excelling in corporate America.


Recognizing Indian Americans' potential, President-elect Donald Trump reached out to a major segment of the Indian community – which no candidate had done before – when he addressed a rally organized in New Jersey by the Republican Hindu Coalition (RHC)”


“Generations of Indians and Hindu-Americans have strengthened our country,” he said.”Their values of hard work, education and enterprise have truly enriched our nation and we will be celebrating a Trump administration together.”


After his victory, he thanked the community for its support at a “Thank You” rally in Florida. “We have a lot of people here tonight from the Indian community, Hindus. We did great with the Hindus,” he said.


“I want to thank you,” he said pointing to them in the crowd. “You folks were amazing. They were amazing and voted and they were fantastic.”


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Shalabh Kumar, the founder of Republican Hindu Coalition, explained Trump's statement of gratitude: “We believe we have made a crucial difference in US politics and mobilising Indian Americans has given Trump an edge in the swing states that finally pushed him to victory.” He added, “And that is being recognized.”

 So even though Trump fell short by about three million votes popular votes, he got 304 electoral college votes because of his victories at the state level.


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The Indian American community has traditionally been a bastion of the Democratic Party and a series of opinion polls by the National Asian American Survey showed that support for Democrat Hillary Clinton had held steady at 71% among registered Indian American voters, while Trump’s support slipped from 11 %  in May to seven percent in October.

Republicans led by Kumar said they had breached this stronghold by the time the elections took place. Although no exit polls of Indian Americans was available.

Kumar was quoted by Breitbart, a conservative news site, as saying that the Republican Hindu coalition swung 25,000 votes in the swing states. “The Republican Hindu Coalition was given charge of delivering the maximum number of votes in Florida, North Carolina, and Ohio.”

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