The Growing Power Of The AAPI Vote, By The Numbers

By Domenico Montanaro, NPR |

Census data out recently shows that Asian Americans increased their turnout rate by more than any other racial or ethnic group between the 2016 and 2020 U.S. presidential elections.

Their turnout jumped 10 percentage points, while Hispanic and white voters each increased by 6 percentage points, and Black voters ticked up 3 points.

Separated out more specifically, Karthick Ramakrishnan — a professor at the University of California, Riverside and director of AAPI data — told NPR's Juana Summers that turnout among citizens who identify as Asian American jumped 11 percentage points and for Pacific Islander Americans it surged 14 points.