Asian American and Pacific Islanders currently make up about 5.5% of Texas’ electorate, according to APIAVote, compared to about 4% in 2018 and 3.7% in 2016.
Indian and Pakistani Americans alone account for about 34% of the total Asian American population in the state, according to APIAVote.
Ramakrishnan said his research also has indicated that Asian American voters are less likely to vote on party loyalty alone.
Locally, he said he has seen the South Asian community lean more Democratic regardless of age.
Parul Mehta, 41, and Rachna Mishra, 40, are part of an organization called South Asian Austin Moms.