This past Tuesday, nineteen states held general and municipal elections including New Jersey, Virginia, and Ohio and resulted in a number of exciting results including voting rights reforms and several newly-elected AAPI lawmakers.
Election Protection Provided Support and Intervention Nationwide During 2018 November 6 Primary Elections
Election Protection, led by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, provided live assistance to 31,044 voters through its suite of hotlines.
The survey reveals many insights on the fastest-growing racial group in the United States, including their voting plans for House and Senate races in 2018, and various issue priorities such as education, health care, and the state of the economy.Key Findings
The Asian American electorate will double from 5.9 million Asian American voters in 2015 to 12.2 million voters by 2040.
States like Nevada (140% growth), Florida (98% growth), and Virginia (96% growth) have seen tremendous growth in the AAPI population since 2000.
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders remain the fastest growing populations, at a rate of 46% and 40%, respectively, between 2000 and 2010.
One in four Congressional Districts have more than 5% AAPI residents, and AAPIs exceed 5% of the population in nearly 600 cities or municipalities.
Asian Americans are "up for grabs" in terms of political party identification—46% of Asian Americans do not identify with a political party.