Mai Nguyen Do
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on AAPI Data and reposted with permission.
As the AAPI Data team noted in a previous blog post last year, Asian Americans and Pacific Islander voters saw increases in voter registration after the 2016 election. These sizable gains in voter registration could potentially make a noticeable impact this November in battleground states like Arizona, where 173,231 AAPIs comprise 4.6 percent of the state’s electorate. In addition to increases in voter registration, AAPI turnout might also be influenced by other factors, such as the selection of Senator Kamala Harris as the first Asian American person on a major party’s presidential ticket.