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AAPI Voters Make a Difference

  • The share of eligible voters who were Asian increased from 3.3% in 2004 to 3.4% in 2008. There were 6.9 million Asian eligible voters in 2008, up from 6.5 million in 2004.
  • The number of Asian eligible voters increased 5.9% between 2004 and 2008.
  • Asian represented 2.5% of all voters in 2008, up from 2.3% in 2004
  • Among Asian elgible voters, the voter turnout rate was up 2.4 percentage points – 47% in 2008 versus 44.6% in 2004
  • Black, Asian and Latino eligible voters reduced the voter turnout rate gap with whites in 2008 compared with 2004
  • The voter turnout rate among Asian eligible voters ages 18 to 29 was up 10.5 percentage points, to 42.9% in 2008 32.4% in 2004. This was the largest increase among all racial and ethnic groups for that age group.

Taken from Dissecting the 2008 Electorate: the Most Diverse in U.S. History, Lopez and Taylor

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