via The Asian-American debate | The Chronicle. While the overall percentage of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIA) is low on a national level, we are finding that in states such as Washington, Texas, New York and California that the outcome of elections is affected by an informed voting APIA public. Take a look at this report on electoral participation in 2012. http://www.naasurvey.com/resources/Presentations/2012-aapipes-national.pdf In 2012 there were several ballot measures here in Washington State, and both a gubernatorial election and presidential election at stake. It turned out that the APIA vote was sufficient to swing the outcomes on several of the following ballot initiatives: Type Title Subject Description Result ITP Initiative 1185 Taxes …