Asma Khalid 2016
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Asma Khalid 2016
Stephen Voss/NPR

Asma Khalid

Political Reporter

Asma Khalid is a campaign reporter focusing on the intersection of demographics and politics in the 2016 election. Her stories range from exploring how Puerto Rico's fiscal crisis could influence the Florida vote to interviewing the "new millennials" — the Obama-era kids who will be casting their first vote for president in 2016.

Before joining NPR's Election Team, Asma covered politics for Boston's NPR station WBUR.

She's also reported on a number of breaking news stories, including the Boston Marathon bombings and the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger.

Asma got her start in radio through an internship at BBC Newshour in London during grad school. But, she also owes her journalism education to NPR. For a few years after college, she was a producer for NPR's Morning Edition.

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Hillary Clinton Struggles To Attract Obama Coalition Of Young Voters

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Outnumbering Boomers, Millennials Look For Economic Opportunity

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Mohamad Shatara registers a Muslim man to vote. Asma Khalid/NPR hide caption

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One Trump Side-Effect: Democrats Are Reaching Out To Muslim Voters

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Hillary Clinton Courts Muslim Voters In Swing States

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Ahmed Bedier, a Muslim community activist, stands outside the Fort Pierce mosque, damaged in arson attack this week. He says Clinton's comments were probably "unwise" but "honest." Asma Khalid/NPR hide caption

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Clinton Aims To Show Personal Motivations Behind Her Policies

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Clinton Says Terrorists Are Praying For Trump To Win Presidency

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How Florida's Changing Hispanic Population Will Affect The Election

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Diane Robertson volunteered for Obama in 2008 and 2012 and is now volunteering for Clinton. She says "voter suppression" is the biggest motivating factor for black voters. Asma Khalid/NPR hide caption

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For Some Black Voters, 'Not Trump' Is The Number One Reason To Support Clinton

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Polls Show Clinton Has An Edge With White College-Educated Voters

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Misty Plowright, who is running for Congress, says she is leaning toward Green Party nominee Jill Stein but would vote for Hillary Clinton "if I actually truly believed that Trump was Hitler 2.0. and he was actually going to do that level of evil." Asma Khalid/NPR hide caption

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How Hillary Clinton Is Trying To Win Over Millennial Skeptics

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Graduates arrive at the start of their commencement ceremony on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., in 2015. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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The Latest Clinton Converts? White, College-Educated Voters

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Newcomers To U.S. South Mark Shift In Regional Politics

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Will Millennials' Enthusiasm For Sanders Transfer To Clinton?

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