Noting the obvious — only US citizens can vote in US elections — ACRU Policy Board Member Walter Williams is concerned that, “counting illegal immigrants in the census undermines (the) fundamental principle that every citizen-voter has an equal voice.” It is indeed a dangerous road. Walter references Hans von Spakovky’s work in his article, and we are grateful to have them both on team ACRU.
If you sometimes are befuddled by the intersection of the census, redistricting and reapportionment—what each means, how they all talk to each other—don’t feel bad; it is confusing. This article uses Pennsylvania as a demonstration of what census numbers mean for redistricting (“how areas will be divided into districts based on the number of seats a state has”) and reapportionment (“the process of deciding how many seats a state will have in the House of Representatives based on changes in population.”) Things that don’t need explanation: census collection will be infiltrated by liberal activists looking to skew Congressional districts in their favor.
2020. The Census. Conservatives and voter integrity advocates need to keep a keen eye on their own census forms and the census takers hired in their local communities. This piece from Michelle Malkin, although from last April, is the best commentary on potential problems we can find as 2020 Census forms begin to arrive in our mailboxes. Elected Democrats, the media and George Soros are already wallpapering the country with untruths about the Census, namely, that asking a person living in the United States whether he or she is a citizen is “racist.” Unfortunately, they won in the short term. What that means in practice, is that communities with a large number of foreign nationals, legal and illegal, can skew the result of the Census, and in turn, affect the balance of Congress by non-citizens. There is great detail in Michelle’s article, and great quotes that make the importance of clean census results abundantly clear. Read this piece, share it with your friends, and fill out YOUR census form.
6/28: Supreme Court precedent is clear that “a jurisdiction may engage in constitutional political gerrymandering” and that “political considerations are inseparable from districting and apportionment.”
6/27: ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski reports on the Supreme Court's narrow decision to block the citizenship question of the 2020 census.
6/23: ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski reports on the major cases from redistricting to the U.S. census that will be decided by the Supreme Court this week.
4/24: ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski reports on the likelihood that the Supreme Court will rule in favor of allowing a citizenship question on the 2020 Census.
4/22: ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski reports on the Supreme Court's decision to hear the case on whether it's constitutional to ask about citizenship on the 2020 Census.
2/15: ACRU General Counsel Ken Klukowski reports on the Supreme Court's decision to rule on whether the 2020 Census can ask participants about their citizenship status.
2/5: ACRU Chairman and CEO Susan Carleson signed the Conservative Action Project's memo encouraging the President to defend the citizenship question on the 2020 Census.