US Election 2020: Counting of voting has started during the US presidential election. In this, Democratic Congressman Raja Krishnamurthy of Indian origin has been re-elected senator. 47-year-old Krishnamurthy easily defeated Preston Nelson of the Libertarian Party. Till the final count, he has secured around 71 votes. In the US presidential election, Joe Biden from the Democratic Party and Donald Trump from the Republin Party are candidates. Biden now has an edge over Trump in counting.
Krishnamurti is from a Tamil-speaking family
He was born in a Tamil-speaking family in New Delhi. When he was three months old, his family settled in Buffalo, New York so that his father could attend graduate school. After graduation from Harvard, he worked as a law clerk and worked for Barack Obama in the 2000 election campaign. In 2016, Krishnamurthy became the US House of Representative for the first time. He became the representative of the 8th District of Illinois. His 2020 victory is his third consecutive win.
Work for strengthening middle class
His policy platform works primarily to strengthen the middle class and he strives to make his social security and health facilities available to the middle class. Raja believes that the economy works better only when it works for everyone. For this, he is trying to make college fees affordable, increase access to parental leave and provide equal remuneration for similar work. He serves on the Oversight Committee in which he is also the chairman of the Subcommittee of Economic and Consumer Policy. He served as the head of the audit committee of the Illinois Housing Development Authority, providing cheap homes to thousands of low-income people.
More candidates of Indian origin are in the field
Many candidates of Indian origin were also in the fray during this election. Amy Bera, Pramila Jaipal, Dr. Heral Tipirneni and Manga Anantamula are also in the senator’s race. Congressman Pramila Jaipal from Washington State is in the fray for the third consecutive victory and Congressman Amy Berra from California for the fifth consecutive win. Dr. Heral Tipirneni is in the fray to win for the third time in a row from Arizona’s sixth congressional constituency. Mr. Kulkarni, who is fighting the Democratic Party from the 22nd Congress constituency in Texas, is giving a tough fight to Republican candidate Troy Nehls. Republican Party candidate Manga Anantamula from 11th Congress constituency of Wagernia is also in the fray.