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    Despite the fact that the Supreme Court last month said that the administrations rationale for adding the citizenship question to the census was "contrived", Trump apparently is still trying to add it in via an "executive order". As has been proven, adding the question is a deliberate attempt help the Republican Party, and hurt the Democrats.

    Publication of census forms, without the citizenship question, has already started.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/07/trump-announce-action-census-citizenship-question-report-190711152052105.html

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    Are you surprised? There is much more of this to come; don't forget the "mob" runs the show. He made sure that the people surrounding him will do as he wants. Barr is absolutely comparable to Himmler. Ross is an typical little Mussolini.
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    In true Trump fashion, he changed his mind - again - about a day after he vowed to issue an executive order about the citizenship question.

    The change in position took roughly 24 hours.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/11/us/politics/census-executive-action.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    In true Trump fashion, he changed his mind - again - about a day after he vowed to issue an executive order about the citizenship question.

    The change in position took roughly 24 hours.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/11/us/politics/census-executive-action.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage

    In the meantime he is starting "razzia's" as compensation for that.
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    From his base: "At least he's trying". It's "activity" whose only purpose is 1) to give the impression Trump is hard at work seeking solutions, and 2) to divert attention from his other failures.
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    In days and weeks to come, Trump will tweet something to the effect of "As president I have the complete authority to put citizenship question on the census, and that is exactly what I plan to do".

    For his base, as well as people he wants to terrorize, it does not matter that its not going to happen, they believe what he is saying.

    His hardcore base have the same dynamics as people who are part of a cult, they believe Trump is a political messiah that is here to bring them to the promised land.

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    The latest trick the GOP is using is to mail out what essentially is a fake census to GOP voters labeled a “Congressional District Census” that, in reality, have nothing to do with the official census. The mailers simply contain leading questions designed to accumulate pro-Trump data, like a question asking whether recipients approve or disapprove of Democrats’ supposed “agenda to raise taxes… open our borders to all immigrants” and more.

    The official census is set to begin data collection within just a few weeks, and there’s a real danger that those unfamiliar with the process could be duped into filling out the first, fake census form from the GOP and thinking they’re done. When a real census form gets delivered, they could ignore it. The Los Angeles Times notes that Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) says that people have contacted her office who “first heard about the mailer from their confused elderly parents who were unsure if the document was the official census,” although again, it’s not.

    That harm from these documents could emerge if counts get artificially lowered when tallying how many people are actually in a particular area.

    https://bipartisanreport.com/2020/02/22/gop-caught-sending-fake-census-mailers-to-dupe-voters/

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    Our son worked as a census worker this year. Although the census is scheduled to end on September 30, it was ended on Monday of this week in Tucson. Brian COULD have continued for a bit longer if he were willing to drive to Phoenix, but that is a 100 mild drive.

    The irony of Trump's push to end the census early is that his decision will hurt Republicans more than Democrats.

    Times Opinion predicted how many people would remain uncounted on Sept. 30, based on each state’s current response rate. Our analysis shows that those undercounts will cheat some states — mostly Republican — out of federal funding and one state out of a congressional seat.

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/09/23/opinion/trump-census-2020.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage

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    Our son worked as a census worker this year. Although the census is scheduled to end on September 30, it was ended on Monday of this week in Tucson. Brian COULD have continued for a bit longer if he were willing to drive to Phoenix, but that is a 100 mild drive.

    The irony of Trump's push to end the census early is that his decision will hurt Republicans more than Democrats.

    Times Opinion predicted how many people would remain uncounted on Sept. 30, based on each state’s current response rate. Our analysis shows that those undercounts will cheat some states — mostly Republican — out of federal funding and one state out of a congressional seat.

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/09/23/opinion/trump-census-2020.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage