The Ukrainian Diaspora can influence the outcome of elections in the United States.

The Ukrainian Diaspora can influence the outcome of elections in the United States.


For example, we are talking about Ohio, where Ukrainians – more than 60 thousand.

Ukrainian community of the United States, which has more than 1.5 million people, together with other immigrants from Eastern Europe, which could significantly affect the presidential elections in the United States.

This was stated by Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly, writes UKRINFORM.

He stressed that this effect is critically important for the candidates because the fight takes place in those States where there is a clear victory of one or the other politician. “It is in these States there is a large Ukrainian Diaspora,” – he stated.

The Ambassador said that we are talking about Ohio, “where foreign Ukrainians over 60 thousand, and active Ukrainian organizations”; of Pennsylvania, “where a very important situation, but has the advantage of one of the candidates (Clinton – ed.)”; Florida, “where the preliminary results largely show a trend and possible outcome for the elections in General.” In addition, the Ukrainian community concentrated on the West coast, particularly in the States of California, Oregon, and Washington. A serious struggle will be waged in the States of new Jersey and new York, where many immigrants from Eastern Europe.

“Traditionally, the Diaspora voted for Republicans and now they have started thinking about the candidate of the Republican party,” – said Chaly. He stressed that the situation in the last phase of the elections can develop in unpredictable, calling the fight “very hard”.

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