It seems that various Democrats are dead set against the upcoming 2020 Census including a question about citizenship / immigration status – a question that had been included in the decennial survey during much of America’s history. They even got one of their pet “judges” to block the Commerce Department from re-adding the citizenship question to the 2020 census questionnaire.
Thankfully, the SCOTUS has decided to hear the case in an expedited manner so that this perfidy can be mitigated.
But hey! This is something that President Trump either authorized or, at least, was done by somebody in his Administration. Hence, Democrats engaging in lawfare against it and any exercise of our President’s lawful authority or that of his Administration is the new normal. What is shocking and what says a lot about truth of what Democrats still are in their hearts and minds is the argument they’ve brought forth.
Democrats from at least 14 “Blue States” led by those ruling California are incredibly scared that such a question on this census could cause them to lose seats in the House of Representatives, votes in the Electoral College, and federal tax money disbursements, due to Illegal Aliens unlawfully refusing responding to the Census questionnaire if such a question is included upon it.
An Old, Old, Old Dem Argument Shamelessly Reprised
Yeah, that’s a new coat of lipstick on an old, old, old Democrat argument – an argument they’ve used with different wording but the same rationale as early as 1783 when they demanded that those who could not vote could still be used by Democrats to garner them the benefits of increased representation in the House and the Electoral College. Then, they’ve shown before that they really haven’t changed that much in the intervening time. They’ve just switched out which group of slaves to try to use for their rather foul and self-serving purposes.
Perhaps the SCOTUS will render a compromise ruling, having the citizenship question included on only Three-Fifths of the questionnaires.