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Biden becomes first candidate to provide Arabic-language campaign material, in bid for Arab-American vote

Biden provided an Arabic-language campaign manifesto [Getty]

Date of publication: 27 October, 2020

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Joe Biden has provided an official translation of campaign material into Arabic uploaded on his website.

Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden has become the first candidate in US history to provide an official Arabic-language translation of his campaign material, in a bid to appeal to the Arab-American electorate.

An Arabic-language document entitled "Joe Biden and the Arab-American society: A shared path" can be found on Biden's website.

"Joe Biden and Camila Harris understand that the contributions of the Arab-American community are essential in shaping the core of our nation," the document read.

It stated that a Biden-Harris leadership would value the Arab-American community and follow through on promises to support immigration and fight anti-Arab racism in the US.

Read also: US election 2020: What's at stake for Palestine?

The document also said that the Democrats would reverse the so-called Muslim Ban, enforced by President Donald Trump.

Biden also touched on other key issues for Arab-Americans such as security, business and healthcare.

Focus on the Arab-American vote has been strong among Democrats in this round of US elections, particularly in Michigan.

A recent poll has shown that Arab-American voters strongly prefer Biden over Trump.

The Arab vote

Former candidate Bernie Sanders was popular among Arab-Americans and aquired the nickname among his supporters of "Amo Bernie" - Arabic for "Uncle Bernie".

In February, Bernie took to Facebook to appeal to his Arab electorate with an Arabic-language post saying that if elected leader of the Democrats he would defeat Trump.

Impassioned Palestinian-American pro-Bernie campaigner Reema Hejazi even created a shop supporting his campaign with "Habibi Bernie" merchandise, Arabic for "Bernie, My Darling".

The 3 November election, in which incumbent Trump is fighting to secure a second term in office, is being closely watched by Arab-Americans, along with the Arab world, where the US plays a key role.

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