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Democrats, the rays are the trump management for a “cowardly attack on our democracy” this week, to respondents in the course of their decision-making 2020 census, if you are a citizen of the United States.
On Monday, the Commerce Department said in a statement that the citizenship would be added to the question to the 2020 census, in response to a request by the Ministry of justice in December 2017. The statement said that Minister of Commerce Wilbur Ross “has determined that the re-setting of citizenship is the question of how the 2020 decennial census questionnaire is required to file a complete and accurate census block-level data.”
Of the ten-year census count is required by the Constitution and their results are used to determine government spending, as well as the number of congressional seats allotted to each state for the next decade, as well as the number of electoral votes available from each state.
To the Republicans, the additional census question is perfectly logical. But Democrats are up in arms, namely, the inclusion of such a question of power is an expense to the intimidation of migrant communities, and siphon money and elections away from you.
Democratic National Committee Chairman, Tom Perez slammed the move, assured the Americans that the Democrats would be democracy the “fight this attempt to undermine our.”
“This is a cowardly attack on our democracy and a transparent attempt at intimidation of migrant communities,” Perez said in a statement. “The census is a constitutionally required count of all U.S. citizens, not a political Instrument for Donald Trump to push his agenda and disempower Latinos and other people of color.”
Perez claims that the addition of the citizenship of fomenting, the question only allows Trump and Republicans “fear” in an attempt, the immigrant communities, “invisible”, but “guarantees an inaccurate count, lays the Foundation for a sustainable racial gerrymandering and endangered critical resources for communities all across the country.”
And only hours after the announcement, the attorney General of the state of California Xavier Becerra promised to called sue the administration, the measure is “illegal”.
“Including the question is not only a bad idea –it’s illegal,” Becerra tweeted Monday.
#BREAKING: suit filed against @realdonaldtrump the administration about the decision to add #citizenship question on #2020Census. Including the question is not only a bad idea — it is illegal: https://t.co/vW8sa7khq9
— Xavier Becerra (@AGBecerra) March 27, 2018
Here’s the lawsuit that we filed yesterday evening against @realdonaldtrump #census2020 decision. #California just has too much to lose to allow us, his administration bungling of this obligation! #Citizenship pic.twitter.com/Kp1WWJ3jC8
— Xavier Becerra (@AGBecerra) March 27, 2018
The former attorney-General Eric Holder also promised to stop “processing, the administration moved forward with this irresponsible decision.”
“The addition of a citizenship question on the census questionnaire is a direct attack on our representative democracy,” Holder said in a statement on Monday evening after the administration’s announcement. “This question will lower the response rate, and thus the accuracy of the census, leads to a devastating, decades-long impact on the voting rights and the distribution of billions of dollars of Federal funds.”
Holder added: “Make no mistake—this decision is motivated purely by politics.”
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., also, the measure blasted the Trump-government as a “dog-whistle tactics to raise money for his campaign Committee.”
Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-NY, introduced the census in 2020, to Act on the improvement of data and higher accuracy, in order to prevent that, the question is, will the added to the census.
“This is a conscious effort to politicize the census for partisan wins, against the standards of the Constitution, a duty, an accurate count of the nation,” Maloney said in a statement. “The Congress this action should be block by the transfer of the census IDEA I presented last week. We can not accept an incomplete or unfair census in the year 2020—too much is at stake.”
Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N. J., introduced a similar legislation in the Senate.
But the Commerce Department said that almost every ten-year census between 1820 and 1950 “, asked a question of citizenship in any form.”
The Department also said that citizenship would be a question of “is the same as the one that is asked on the annual American Community Survey (ACS)”, which will be sent to a much smaller percentage of the American home than the actual census.
But Republican Sens. Tom Cotton from Arkansas, Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma and Ted Cruz of Texas, to praise the move, calling it a “reasonable, common sense” to the census.
“It is essential that the data collected in the census is reliable, given the far-reaching effects it will have on the policy of the United States,” Cruz said in a statement.
Census counts, by E-mail, and workers go door-to-door. The Census Bureau, said that the 2010 census drew a massive response, with about 74 percent of households mailing forms, and the remaining households are counted, the workers in the neighborhood.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, says the decision to add a question on the citizenship of the census 2020 is “reasonable.”
“The citizenship data provided by the [Department of Justice] more accurate wrote the question, than without it,” Secretary Ross. “What is of greater significance than the adverse effect that the respond may be the result of people, against their legal duty to.”
Fox News’ Samuel Chamberlain, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.