In a development, that has democrats thrilled with unholy joy, Supreme Court Justices have been notified about ‘new’ evidence involving the census citizenship question proposed by the Trump administration.
Although the ‘evidence’ speaks only the truth about democrats’ plan to seize power using a new salve-voting bloc (illegal invaders) and clearly has no bearing on the fact that it was NOT used, that doesn’t matter to the left. They say it proves that the Trump team is lying.
It has been just over a month since the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a challenge to the decision by Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross to include a question about citizenship on the 2020 census.
A federal district court in New York blocked the government from using the question, ruling that the government’s conduct violated the federal law governing administrative agencies.
But the district court concluded that the challengers had not shown that the question was intended to discriminate against Latinos and other immigrant communities.
Today the challengers alerted the Supreme Court to new evidence indicating that a Republican redistricting strategist played a key role in the decision to add the citizenship question in order to create an advantage for whites and Republicans in future elections.
The challengers, Ho wrote, have filed a motion in the district court suggesting that the government should be sanctioned because the new evidence contradicts both testimony by senior government officials and representations by government lawyers in the case.
In particular, the motion filed in the district court (and included as an exhibit to Ho’s letter) explained, the strategist, Thomas Hofeller, “concluded in a 2015 study that adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census ‘would clearly be a disadvantage to the Democrats’ and ‘advantageous to Republicans and non-Hispanic Whites’ in redistricting.”
Hofeller, the motion continued, was the real author of a draft letter from the Department of Justice to the Department of Commerce asking to include the citizenship question and indicating that the citizenship data would help the DOJ to better enforce federal voting rights laws.
Moreover, the motion added, “the letter that DOJ eventually sent to Commerce in December 2017 adopted the same” voting-rights “rationale and bears striking similarities to Dr. Hofeller’s 2015 study stating that a citizenship question on the Census was essential to advantaging Republicans and white voters.”
“Based on this new evidence,” the motion concluded, “it appears that both” Mark Neuman, a Ross advisor, and John Gore, a senior DOJ official, “falsely testified about the genesis of DOJ’s request to Commerce in ways that obscured the pretextual character of the request.”
The district court, Ho’s letter to the justices noted, has already scheduled a hearing in the case for Wednesday, June 5.
The government has asked the Supreme Court to rule on the census dispute by the end of June, so that it can finalize the census questionnaire and get the forms printed in time for distribution next year.
This is huge, folks.
This decision will determine whether America retains its liberty, or becomes a third-world sh*thole like Europe, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Portland.
This will determine the future of your rights: whether democrats are able to manipulate and rig elections, or whether the American citizens’ vote is protected.
The LA Times reported with barely contained malevolence:
A Justice Department spokeswoman issued a statement saying that “these 11th-hour allegations by the plaintiffs … are false.” She said the government lawyer had “never heard of the unpublished study” cited in the documents and it “played no role” in the 2017 recommendation to add the citizenship question.
Ross told Congress that he chose to add the citizenship question in order to enforce the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Sometimes, when judges are called upon to redraw new voting districts, they want to know whether an area has enough African American or Latino voters to elect a minority representative.
Voting rights experts scoffed at this explanation. For decades, judges have relied on data from the American Community Survey, an ongoing survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau into the nation’s changing workforce, population and housing.
Basically, if liberals win this argument, it means that ALL citizen voters will be disenfranchised.