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Thread started 05/30/19 5:49pm

2elijah

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Busted: Evidence reveals effort to rig census for white Republicans

Article from Washington Post:



Trump admin busted trying to rig the 2020 census. Like I said many times, the repubs/many on the right, fear the political power that the predicted demographic change in America will bring, to the point trump’s administration is trying every, dirty tactic to delay or prevent the political power that demographic change will bring. Shame on them



Busted: Evidence reveals effort to rig census for white Republicans[b]


By Paul Waldman
The Plum Line Opinion
May 30 at 3:10 pm
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https://www.washingtonpos...872f0acce8

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“.....Just weeks before the Supreme Court is expected to rule on whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, new evidence emerged Thursday suggesting the question was crafted specifically to give an electoral advantage to white Republicans.

[b]The evidence was found in the files of the prominent Republican redistricting strategist Thomas Hofeller after his death in August. It reveals that Hofeller “played a significant role in orchestrating the addition of the citizenship question to the 2020 Decennial Census in order to create a structural electoral advantage for, in his own words, ‘Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites,’ ” and that Trump administration officials purposely obscured Hofeller’s role in court proceedings, lawyers for plaintiffs challenging the question wrote in a letter to U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman. Furman was one of three federal judges who ruled against the question this year.


The letter drew on new information discovered on hard drives belonging to Hofeller, which were found accidentally by Hofeller’s estranged daughter. Stephanie Hofeller Lizon then shared them with the organization Common Cause for a gerrymandering lawsuit it is pursuing in North Carolina.

The files show that Hofeller concluded in a 2015 study that adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census “would clearly be a disadvantage to the Democrats” and “advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites” in redistricting, and then pushed the idea with the Trump administration in 2017, according to the letter to Furman.



“The context for this is that all along, the Trump administration has maintained the laughable fiction that it wanted to add the citizenship question to enable proper enforcement of the Voting Rights Act. This broad lie was supported by specific lies, included Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s claim under oath that the question was added to the census at the urging of the Justice Department.

As emails obtained in a lawsuit demonstrated, in fact Ross’s aides implored Justice to write a letter back to them making the request, in order to create what was essentially a false paper trail to support the cover story.”
[Edited 5/30/19 17:51pm]
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Reply #1 posted 05/31/19 5:21pm

jjhunsecker

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Not a surprise at all- the GOP can't win on the merits of their positions, or attract a diverse electorate, so they have to resort to cheating and suppression
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Reply #2 posted 05/31/19 6:00pm

poppys

Ditto not surprised. Rigging the voting just isn't enough anymore. And they can't charge more people with felonies fast enough. Hurrah for estranged daughters.

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Reply #3 posted 06/01/19 3:10am

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[Snip - luv4u]
What are you outraged about today? CNN has not told you yet?
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Reply #4 posted 06/01/19 7:06am

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Whiteness is a game. A sad long game.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #5 posted 06/01/19 7:21am

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SuperFurryAnimal said:

[Snip - luv4u]

so is jared kushner and a few other trumpites.

that means your beloved president has shadowy ties to the illuminati under your silly conspiracy game, right?

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[Edited 6/1/19 7:52am]

Out-foxing fox-bots for almost 20 years on the org.
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Reply #6 posted 06/01/19 2:58pm

DiminutiveRock
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cborgman said:

SuperFurryAnimal said:

[Snip - luv4u]

so is jared kushner and a few other trumpites.

that means your beloved president has shadowy ties to the illuminati under your silly conspiracy game, right?

^^ Pay no attention to the man behind the MAGA curtain... when there is no defense of the racism and underhanded lying in his own party and president, he tries to change the topic and highjack the thread.


Topic: It's not surprising that it is nothing but a BS sandwich of LIES - par for the course with this administration. Wilbur Ross is a POS. One can only hope that a majority on the SCOTUS will have no choice but ot rule against the censorship question being added to the census since it was done so with nothing but a nefarious purpose.

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Reply #7 posted 06/01/19 4:32pm

poppys

This would be a huge step back where I live in several ways:

And as Rick Hasen explains, the addition of the citizenship question is also intended to enable a fundamental shift in the way district lines are drawn, to count eligible voters — i.e., adult citizens who have not had their voting rights taken away — instead of total population. That would enable Republican gerrymandering on steroids.

The problem is that rigging the system to give an advantage to Republicans and whites is just fine with the Supreme Court’s conservatives. Don’t forget that in 2013 — when Anthony M. Kennedy was still the court’s swing vote — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote an opinion eviscerating the Voting Rights Act, on the ludicrous grounds that racism was essentially a thing of the past and conservative states could be trusted not to impede the voting rights of African Americans.

^^ cue the laugh track on that last part.

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Reply #8 posted 06/01/19 4:34pm

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poppys said:

This would be a huge step back where I live in several ways:

And as Rick Hasen explains, the addition of the citizenship question is also intended to enable a fundamental shift in the way district lines are drawn, to count eligible voters — i.e., adult citizens who have not had their voting rights taken away — instead of total population. That would enable Republican gerrymandering on steroids.

The problem is that rigging the system to give an advantage to Republicans and whites is just fine with the Supreme Court’s conservatives. Don’t forget that in 2013 — when Anthony M. Kennedy was still the court’s swing vote — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote an opinion eviscerating the Voting Rights Act, on the ludicrous grounds that racism was essentially a thing of the past and conservative states could be trusted not to impede the voting rights of African Americans.

^^ cue the laugh track on that last part.

right? Roberts better walk that shit back in deliberations.

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