Gary D. Robertson and Geoff Mulvihill, Associated Press Updated 4:27 pm CDT, Friday, June 28, 2019 In this Aug. 13, 2001, file frame from video provided by C-SPAN, Tom Hofeller speaks during an event at the Republican National Committee in Washington. Hofeller, a mastermind of GOP redistricting preached keeping electronic records secure. But after his death in 2018, his own files found their way to the heart of lawsuits over a U.S. census question on citizenship and North Carolina’s legislative redistricting. (C-SPAN via AP) less In this Aug. 13, 2001, file frame from video provided by C-SPAN, Tom Hofeller speaks during an event at the Republican National Committee in Washington. Hofeller, a mastermind of GOP redistricting preached ... more Photo: AP Photo: AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption … [Read more...] about Gerrymandering architect’s files figure in census, map cases
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President Trump, defending his administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census for the first time in 70 years, described opponents as “Radical Left Democrats” in a tweet Monday morning.“Can you believe that the Radical Left Democrats want to do our new and very important Census Report without the all important Citizenship Question,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Report would be meaningless and a waste of the $Billions (ridiculous) that it costs to put together!”The Trump administration has attempted to add a citizenship question to the census, a maneuver that many critics say would reduce the accuracy of responses in immigrant communities due to fear of deportation. Missing responses would undercount minorities, costing localities federal funds that are apportioned on the basis of population and affecting the drawing of congressional districts. The last time the U.S. census asked all households a question about … [Read more...] about Trump wades into his administration’s battle to add a citizenship question to census
0 Have your say The growing number of multilingual speakers in Scotland are being sidelined by the country’s census which portrays a “monolingual English-only speaking country”, experts have warned. There are now calls for the changes to the next national census in 2021, to better reflect the “linguistic diversity” of the country.Think tank Reform Scotland says the current system “conveys a negative attitude to languages.”MSPs will today vote on the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill at Holyrood, but there are calls for a more suitable question about the languages spoken in Scotland.Reform Scotland Research Director Alison Payne said: “We do not know precisely how extensively other languages are spoken in Scottish households, because sufficient data does not exist to tell us this due to the flawed nature of the census question.“We can fix this relatively simply, by asking a better question, and indeed a … [Read more...] about Scotland census under fire for sidelining foreign languages
POLITICS 01/29/2019 07:05 pm ET Hispanics helped put Texas in play for Democrats in November. Now, Republicans leaders want nearly 100,000 people to prove they're allowed to vote. By Roque Planas AUSTIN, Texas ― A Republican-led effort to investigate the validity of nearly 100,000 voter registrations will likely hit Latinos hardest. That’s precisely the point, says Domingo García, national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens. “Instead of the Republican Party appealing to the changing demographics of the Texas electorate, they’re engaging in voter suppression to stop Latino voters from voting because of the closeness of the election between Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz in 2018,” García told HuffPost. “And they fear closer elections coming up.” LULAC sued Texas on Tuesday to halt the voter fraud investigation. Texas Secretary of State David Whitley announced Friday that his office had … [Read more...] about Latino Turnout Surged. Then Texas Questioned 98,000 Voters’ Citizenship.
Tara Bahrampour, The Washington Post Published 2:37 pm PST, Thursday, January 3, 2019 The Senate has voted to confirm President Donald Trump's choice for director of the U.S. Census Bureau, filling a vacancy that lasted for a year and a half during the crucial run-up to the bureau's 2020 decennial survey. The new director, Steven Dillingham, was approved in a unanimous vote Wednesday night, six months after his nomination was announced. He will head a bureau that conducts the largest peacetime mobilization of the U.S. government, hiring hundreds of thousands of temporary staffers to help count every person residing in the country while hewing to tight deadlines and budget considerations. Census data are used to allocate $800 billion in federal funds, apportion representation in Congress and redraw congressional districts. Dillingham, 66, previously headed the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and served most recently as director of … [Read more...] about Senate confirms new Census Bureau director as 2020 survey approaches