How does the software work?
The software would work on a simple concept of narrowing down names by religion, country of origin and ethnicity, then using an algorithm to select Hindu voters using their names and surnames. The focus is primarily on Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Ohio — all swing states that are won or lost by razor-thin margins, making every vote count. “The funny thing is that almost 85% of Hindu voters in the database provided by the Republican Party are identified as independent or uncommitted,” Kumar said.
Another comprehensive classification includes American Hindus which covers Indian Hindus and Hindus of Nepal, Caribbean, Fiji, Mauritius and other places. Notably, the United States has not had a population count by religion since 1950. There are approximately 4.5 to 5 million Hindus in the United States, according to a count that includes Sikhs and Buddhists and American Hindus.
Republicans and Hindus
Earlier in 2016, former US President Donald Trump said he loved Hindus at a campaign event hosted by Kumar in New Jersey. It was a gesture intended to woo American Indians in general, he also promised that under his presidency, the United States would be the best friend India could have.
Kumar had founded the Hindu Republican Coalition just a year earlier in 2015 with a parade of senior party officials and lawmakers, making it the first significant attempt to project Hindus as a political force, modeled on the powerful Coalition. Republican Jew.
Overall, and unrelated to the above assault, Shalabh Kumar noted with satisfaction that Hindu Americans are playing a bigger role in American politics than ever before, IANS reported.