Wednesday, September 27

State AGs fight Jeff Sessions on citizenship question for 2020 Census

Under the guise of Voting Rights Act enforcement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pushing for the 2020 Census to include a question asking if the respondent is a U.S. citizen.

When you’re done laughing at the idea that Jeff Sessions would ever take a real step toward enforcing the Voting Rights Act, sober up quickly to the possibility of a 2020 Census that significantly undercounts immigrants and pushes power away from ethnically diverse blue states to lily-white red ones.

Attorneys General from New York, Massachusetts, and California are pushing back, with the support of 16 additional state attorneys general and the governor of Colorado.

The California Department of Justice is putting President Trump on notice: if a citizenship question is added to the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau questionnaire, we are prepared to take any and all necessary legal action to protect a full and accurate Census.

— Xavier Becerra (@AGBecerra)

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