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The practical effects of 45's/GOP's fight to count US citizens.


by Jeffrey W Ladewig, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Connecticut

The U.S. is still months away from the start of the 2020 census – but the decennial count of the country’s population is already controversial.

After the Supreme Court’s decision at the end of June, President Donald Trump conceded that the administration would no longer pursue a citizenship question on the 2020 U.S. Census.

Instead, Trump announced that he signed an executive order instructing the executive branch to share all citizenship data with the U.S. Census. He suggested that the augmented data could be used in the apportionment and redistricting processes.

I have studied and taught how the U.S. apportions seats in Congress and redraws congressional districts for two decades. These topics have been of paramount importance to democratic representation since, at least, the founding of the U.S. And both are critical for the future legitimacy of the American government after the 2020 Census.

Posted by alwaysinasnit | Thu Aug 8, 2019, 03:50 PM (1 replies)
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