Coming up in the United States in 2020 is the exercise all Americans are required to participate in whether they like it or not. Stand up and be counted is the name of the game, and the Department of Commerce will be sending out census sheets to all households in the new year.
Returning to the census after a decades-long absence is a question on citizenship. Since the census is the counting instrument used to determine the state distribution of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, there is a lot riding on the number of people counted. That being the case, there has been a concerted effort on the part of the Democrats to quash the citizenship question via civil litigation. (The case is currently in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court.)
Now, with the decennial questionnaire headed for the print shop, the mouthpieces of the left are laying the fake news groundwork for doubt that the citizenship question should even be there. Reuters, a stalwart wire service of the legacy media, led with a headline that belies the true results of a poll.
A quarter of Americans don’t trust Census on citizenship: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Why would that be?
That skepticism could have serious implications for the accuracy of the decennial count, according to demographers, activists, local governments and corporations who say it will prompt millions of residents reut.rs/2uoFSNK to skip the survey out of fear their participation will result in deportation.
An undercount on the Census could pose lasting problems for communities with high immigrant populations because the survey determines how $900 billion in federal money is allocated reut.rs/2IA8P1k, along with how federal and state electoral maps are redrawn reut.rs/2G9v8to.
Twenty-six percent of Americans believe the government wants to insert the question about citizenship to “help enforce U.S. immigration laws and detain illegal immigrants.” Eight percent believe it is designed to result in an undercount in immigrant communities, according to the poll of more than 2,000 people conducted April 30-May 2.
That’s a quarter of those surveyed. How did the other three quarters respond?
Thirty percent of respondents, however, view the question as a “standard recordkeeping and reporting procedure,” and 21 percent think it will improve Census tallies.
A substantial majority of Americans generally support the citizenship question, the poll shows. Sixty-seven percent said they approve of its inclusion, with 41 percent saying they “strongly” approve. Republicans view the attempt to gather data on non-citizens much more favorably than Democrats.
So, the fake news march to cast doubt on the census results is on, and it is all about Electoral College vote distribution in the end as that is directly impacted by the number of representatives any one state has in the House.
The lame stream media thinks we the people don’t understand that.