President Donald Trump's administration has tried for over a year to wield the United States census to bolster its anti-immigrant platform, rather than getting an accurate count of the country's populace to better allocate its resources.
The administration has long sought to add a citizenship question, despite warnings that it could result in underreporting of the population and the targeting of immigrants.
According to reporting from The Tampa Bay Times, Republican party is once again using the census to bolster its interests.
The Republican National Committee mailed out forms labeled "2020 Congressional District Census," which includes a survey and an option to donate to the Republican party. This is only weeks before actual census forms are set to be distributed.
The deception didn't go unnoticed.
This is so very sleazy and bad https://t.co/NcewHQRjvi— Molly Jong-Fast (@Molly Jong-Fast) 1582315538.0
Helloooo 🙋🏻♀️ anybody home at @TheJusticeDept ?? Or are we just going to let the @gop crime all the way thru… https://t.co/D9uOwWKo1k— Christine Pelosi (@Christine Pelosi) 1582310874.0
This is 100% illegal but since we’re no longer a nation of laws, the chances the GOP will face consequences are sli… https://t.co/Ie7I4fVfIG— Kaz Weida (@Kaz Weida) 1582304218.0
Always cheating https://t.co/ltqjViYn69— Thor Benson (@Thor Benson) 1582313630.0
Another ploy from the Russian handbook👇👇 https://t.co/z06rcQBXFF— Tammy (@Tammy) 1582316027.0
The @GOP is a crime syndicate. https://t.co/Ilcdcs1TDN— Photo-John (@Photo-John) 1582314290.0
The GOP can't win if they don't cheat, but damned if they aren't some pretty expert cheaters. https://t.co/mqxw5lEHE1— Ailill Farraideach 🎲🌈🎲 (@Ailill Farraideach 🎲🌈🎲) 1582316085.0
Despite Trump's attempts, there will not be a citizenship question on the 2020 census. That doesn't mean the Republican party will keep from using the constitutionally mandated process to its political advantage.