Mass immigration to the United States has pushed up the number of foreign-born voters across 75 percent of the nation’s critical swing states since 2016, new data shows.
The data, published by the American Immigration Council, reveals the extent to which ongoing mass immigration levels are dramatically changing the demographic makeup of the American electorate.
In nine of 12 swing states, for instance, the foreign-born voting population has risen over the last six years. Most prominently, Florida, Michigan, Texas, and Arizona have seen the largest jumps in foreign-born voters over that time.
Foreign-born voters in Florida, for instance, now account for more than 17 percent of the state’s electorate. In Texas, more than 11 percent of the state’s electorate are foreign-born voters and in Arizona, the foreign-born voting population accounts for 10.5 percent of the electorate.
“In swing states where close races are expected to take place, the extent to which changing electorates can be activated by each campaign may ultimately help determine who wins and loses come November,” American Immigration Council researchers suggest of the impact on this year’s midterm elections.