Trump’s revenge on California: The Census

Fear is rising among Democrats over the prospect that President Donald Trump’s hard line on immigration might ultimately cost California a seat in Congress during the upcoming round of reapportionment.

Top Democrats here are increasingly worried the administration’s restrictive policies — and the potential inclusion of a question about citizenship on the next U.S. census — could scare whole swaths of California’s large immigrant population away from participating in the decennial count, resulting in an undercount that could cost the state billions of dollars in federal funding over the next decade and, perhaps, the loss of one of its 53 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The fears are well-founded: According to the population formula used by Congress to distribute House seats every 10 years, California is currently on the bubble in 2020, on the verge of losing a seat for the first time in its history.

California’s Democratic governor, Jerry Brown, on Wednesday proposed spending more than $40 million on the state’s own census-related outreach efforts to avoid that fate. …

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  1. The Insider ‘deep state’ Bureaucrats who abused Census 2010 for extreme partisan political purposes, including funding former ObamAcorn campaign workers with ‘off season’ employment as “Census Partners” (Partners who do No Census Work, but are paid to ‘network’ with politicos ostensibly pushing the ‘neutral’ Obama Census) – are still in charge and looking to Abuse the Census all over again.

    Consider how they stacked districts, and “Tweaked” the software (possibly causing the meltdown that led to returning to a Paper Census) and otherwise Purged the Ranks – of all who failed to properly pander:
    SEE
    US Census Leaders Actions to Quietly Overturn DOMA
    *Same-sex married couples ‘pleased’ to be counted in 2010 census –
    By Matt O’Brien Contra Costa Times 10/20/2009 SAN FRANCISCO –
    Instead of ignoring same-sex couples who identify as married, the Census Bureau has tweaked the software so those couples are counted… That’s a big shift, said Lloyd, a longtime San Francisco resident who was hired by the bureau as an outreach coordinator promoting census participation among the LGBT community of Northern California… Most states continue to deny same-sex couples the legal status of marriage, including California with the passage of Proposition 8…
    The federal Defense of Marriage Act, passed in 1996, prohibits the federal government from legally recognizing same-sex marriage… Obama administration lawyers have interpreted the act differently…

    2010 Census LGBT Community Roundtable # Where: San Francisco LGBT Community Center # Who: Speakers include Tim Olson, assistant division chief for the Census Bureau’s Field Division; Gary Gates, scholar with the Williams Institute at UCLA; Geoff Kors, executive director, Equality California; Lynn Sorgenfrei, assistant regional census manager.
    *Census: 28,000 same-sex couples in California say they are married, regardless of the law. Contra Costa Times 9/27/11 – “…The number of same-sex couples counted around the country in the 2010 census was artificially inflated.”
    *CONSERVATIVES FEAR CENSUS WILL INFLATE ‘GAY’ NUMBERS
    OneNewsNow.com Staff – April 05, 2010 “”What I tell folks in the bureau is that this is a powerful, important part of American society,” said Tim Olson, a Census Bureau assistant division chief helping to oversee the campaign.

  2. DEFUND CALIFORNIA PLEASE PRESIDENT TRUMP! I ALSO DO NOT ANSWER THE CALL FOR THE CENSUS SINCE IT NEVER BENEFITS ANYONE OTHER THAN ILLEGALS. More bus service, more housing, more food stamps in general more social services needed. Never helps me nor my family so we hide. We stay in the shadows now a days.

  3. This only references Federal voting. California allows illegals to vote in
    local State and Counties. This failure to the citizens should be advanced to the Supreme Court. “One man one vote” not one citizen and one illegal. Illegals should never be allowed the privilege to vote,
    in any election. This will never end until we have a color coded National
    ID; Red for non-citizens, Blue for citizens.

  4. The Captive says

    Make the illegals and criminals leave! CA is terrible now and deserves to lose votes . How many were given the vote because they ARE NOT CITIZENS? They need to leave. We need to use the money from the train to poverty for making the reservoirs to save water. What a good idea!! May Brown get crushed in all his illegal deals.

  5. It’s about time. I won’t participate in any state census, period. I will participate in a federal one.

  6. We can only hope…

    Maybe I’ll get to retire in my home state after all…

    Just like driving the money-changers out of the temple…

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