Why is the census so critical? Consider that for the next ten years the census count will determine the total number of Congressional Seats and Electoral College Votes each state will get. It will also determine Federal Funding.
Thus the all- important “citizenship status” question!
So for left leaning, liberal states like California, Illinois, New York, Hawaii and a host of others, yes would want a large census count! I don’t believe they care if they are counting people who are not supposed to be here, who are illegal, law breakers, the left is only interested in numbers = money and power.
That is probably why all democratic presidential candidates are in favor of giving all illegal immigrants free health care. In fact:
* A Dems Now Want To Allow Noncitizens in Influential Political Roles … yes it’s California see here.
* Illegals Reportedly Exploiting Loophole To Enter US, Border Patrol Says Someone in Congress Is Helping.
* Dem rep accused of coaching asylum-seekers to exploit loophole in ‘remain in Mexico’ policy: Report.
We should all be concerned, for it is quite evident that it is not the welfare of us the law a-biding American citizen that they have any concern for. Their priority is manipulation and pandering to whoever and using whatever means they must in order to win. I believe the phrase is “the ends justifies the means.”
Now before you ask, please don’t, I have included a number of government sites below regarding the census count and how it is calculated … good luck!
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“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” Abraham Lincoln
DOJ “RE-EVALUATING ALL AVAILABLE OPTIONS” ON CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION (July 4, 2019)
Earlier today, President Trump sparked a leftist meltdown by tweeting that reports of the demise of the citizenship question on the census were “fake”…
Questions immediately arose as to what legal strategy the administration would employ, given the Supreme Court’s ruling.
Immediately, groups challenging the question requested that Judge Jesse Furman, in New York federal court, hold an emergency hearing on the question’s status, citing the president’s tweet stating that the administration would continue to pursue adding the question to the 2020 census.
As The Hill notes, Obama appointee Furman quickly obliged giving the Department of Justice until 6 pm on Wednesday to state their “position and intentions” on the citizenship question.
Shortly before 6pm, a Justice Department lawyer has now told a federal judge that the agency was asked to consider ways to salvage the question.
And so, The Hill reports that Joseph Hunt, an assistant attorney general with DOJ’s civil division, said Wednesday that:
…the department has been “instructed to examine whether there is a path forward, consistent with the Supreme Court’s decision, that would allow us to include the citizenship question on the census.”
We think there may be a legally available path under the Supreme Court’s decision. We’re examining that, looking at near-term options to see whether that’s viable and possible,” Hunt said, according to a transcript of a teleconference held in federal court in Maryland.
U.S. District Judge George Hazel gave the U.S. until Friday at 2 p.m. to definitely answer what it doing. Hazel, an Obama appointee, said during the call that he scheduled the conference in light of Trump’s tweet.
“I don’t know how many federal judges have Twitter accounts, but I happen to be one of them, and I follow the president, and so I saw a tweet that directly contradicted the position” the DOJ had given the day before, Hazel said, according to the transcript.
“I think I’m actually being really reasonable here and just saying I need a final answer by Friday at 2 p.m. or we’re going forward,” the judge said.
Finally, as National Review notes, two-thirds of voters support allowing the U.S. census to include a question about an individual’s citizenship status, → disagreeing with the Supreme Court’s decision to block the question.
In a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released Tuesday, 67 percent of respondents said the question, ↔“Is this person a citizen of the United States?” should be allowed on the census. That number included about √ 88 percent of Republicans,
√ 52 percent of Democrats, and √ 63 percent of independents agreed.
“The public here agrees with the administration that it makes sense to ask citizenship on the census,” said poll director Mark Penn.
→ “It is a clear supermajority of Americans on this issue.”
CONGRESSIONAL APPORTIONMENT – HOW IT’S CALCULATED.
The Constitution provides that each state will have a minimum of one member in the U.S. House of Representatives, and then the apportionment calculation divides the remaining 385 seats among the 50 states. Congress decides the method used to calculate the apportionment.
The method for calculating the apportionment has changed over time. The methods used through most of the 20th century have been based upon the use of a mathematically determined priority listing of states. Adopted by Congress in 1941 and used each census thereafter, the method of equal proportions also results in a listing of the states according to a priority value–calculated by dividing the population of each state by the geometric mean of its current and next seats–that assigns seats 51 through 435. The method of equal proportions is calculated according to provisions of Title 2, U.S. Code.
For a technical description of how the method of equal proportions was used in developing the apportionment counts, see Computing Apportionment.
CENSUS 101 – WHAT IS A CENSUS AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Once a decade, America comes together to count every legal resident in the United States, creating national awareness of the importance of the census and its valuable statistics. The decennial census was first taken in 1790, as mandated by the Constitution. It counts our population and households, providing the basis for reapportioning congressional seats, redistricting, and distributing more than $675 billion in federal funds annually to support states, counties and communities’ vital programs — impacting housing, education, transportation, employment, health care and public policy.
HOW THE CENSUS BENEFITS YOUR COMMUNITY
√Federal funds, √grants and √support to states, counties and communities are based on ↔ population totals and breakdowns by sex, age, race and other factors.→Your community benefits the most when the census counts everyone.← People in your community use census data in all kinds of ways, such as these … more.