This May Cost California A Congressional Seat

When the 2020 Census is conducted, the Donald Trump administration will decide how the census is conducted. Just as President Obama’s administration decided not to ask certain questions, the Trump administration can put them back into the census questions. 

The United States Census is required by the Constitution. It is taken every 10 years. There are two important things, among other things, that the census does for a State. It decides representation in Congress and helps to apportion taxes. If the citizenship question is put back in the census, what will happen to California? 

As Written and Reported By Chriss W. Street for Breitbart: 

Democrats fear the Trump administration’s re-reinstatement of citizenship questions on the 2020 U.S. Census will cost California a Congressional seat and billions in funding.

The number of U.S. House of Representative seats was fixed by law in 1911 at 435. The “enumeration” requires at that each state have at least one Representative, and the other Representatives are allocated according to population as determined by the U.S. Census every ten years. Based on the 2010 Census data, California received the most, at 53.

But Politico reports that could change with the Department of Justice sending a letter on December 12 to the Census Bureau asking that the citizenship question eliminated in 2010 during the Obama administration be reinstated for the 2020 Census.

According to the Justice Department’s General Counsel, Arthur E. Gary, “This data is critical to the Department’s enforcement of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and its important protections against racial discrimination in voting.” He added, “To fully enforce those requirements, the Department needs a reliable calculation of the citizen voting-age population in localities where voting rights violations are alleged or suspected.”

The Obama administration discontinued the 1970-2000 “long form” questionnaire that ……..


Trump’s 2020 Census May Cost California Congressional Seat by Counting Citizens – Breitbart

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