Post-Sanders, Can Clinton Energize Democratic Voters?

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders stand together during a July 12 campaign rally in Portsmouth, N.H.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders stand together during a July 12 campaign rally in Portsmouth, N.H.

{VOA NEWS ONLINE/NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE} —Over samosas and biryani, a monthly meeting of the Indian Association of New Hampshire quickly turns to talk of the U.S. election.

“Whoever it is, a presidential candidate must be all-inclusive and take into consideration our demographic,” says IANH President Balaji Radakrishnan.

In the kitchen of Radakrishnan’s New Hampshire home, the debate centers on who would make a better president: former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or the Democratic senator from neighboring Vermont, Bernie Sanders.

“This year, it is more exciting, the possibility of a woman president,” notes Jasmine Pandit.

It’s no surprise that these assembled Indian-Americans identify as Democrats. And regardless of which candidate they backed in the New Hampshire primary, the group remains unified in its support of the Democratic Party.

“These very strong opinions from the Republicans on issues like immigration, certainly gives one more point towards the Democrats,” Pandit says. “I tend to vote Democratic – it’s a more open-minded thinking and geared toward equality.” READ MORE OF THIS REPORT

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.