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Map Shows Impact of Hispanic and Asian Votes in Upcoming Elections

by TJ Henry /
Image: English-Spanish Signs Front Election Center In Texas
AUSTIN, TX - APRIL 28: A bilingual sign stands outside a polling center at public library ahead of local elections on April 28, 2013 in Austin, Texas. Early voting was due to begin Monday ahead of May 11 statewide county elections. The Democratic and Republican parties are vying for the Latino vote nationwide following President Obama's landslide victory among Hispanic voters in the 2012 election. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)John Moore / Getty Images

A new map, released today, illustrates how the fast-growing Hispanic and Asian voting populations could impact the upcoming elections.

The Partnership for a New American Economy's interactive map shows how as many as 25.6 million new Hispanic and Asian voters could sway the vote in states across America in 2016 and 2020.

The map includes features breaking down election year turnout and anticipated party affiliation by racial group, and state-by-state. The site then calculates how many Asian and Hispanic Americans will turn 18 or naturalize by each election, and the number of unregistered voters.

A screenshot of the map by The Partnership of a New American Economy.
A screenshot of the map by The Partnership of a New American Economy.Henry, Travis (206445205) / COURTESY: The Partnership of a New American Economy

According to the group, in 16 states, "there could be more new Hispanic and Asian voters by 2020 than decided the 2012 presidential result in the state." California could see more than 7,650,000 potential new Hispanic and Asian voters. In Texas, over 3,000,000 new Hispanic and Asian voters could join the rolls.

The Partnership of a New American Economy is a consortium of more than 500 bi-partisan mayors and business leaders with the goal of "making the economic case for streamlining, modernizing, and rationalizing" the U.S. immigration system. The mayors in the group represent cities that have a combined population of over 35 million residents.

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