Posts Tagged ‘2020 census’

The Military Could Tip the Census Scales

June 8, 2020

How members of the active-duty military are counted in the 2020 Census could change the apportioned representation of states in congress, explains CQ Roll Call reporter Michael Macagnone.

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Trump, In New Hissy Fit, Wants to Fire Wilbur Ross

July 15, 2019
Trump, In New Hissy Fit, Wants to Fire Wilbur Ross

Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross, official portrait.

President Trump, apparently thinking he is still on his NBC reality TV show, wants to fire Commerce Secretary and noted grifter Wilbur Ross for not successfully defending his indefensible politicization of the 2020 Census. Previously, the president had unsuccessfully sought to fire his Justice Department lawyers for the same reason.

Per ZeroHedge:

“Ross would be the 10th Senate-confirmed member of the Cabinet to leave the administration, in addition to dozens of senior officials, including five communications directors, two chiefs of staff, two national security advisers, two press secretaries, the Federal Bureau of Investigations director, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, the National Economic Council director, the Small Business Administrator and the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers.”

More:

“Trump weighs ousting Commerce chief Wilbur Ross after census defeat,” Hans Nichols, Kayla Tausche, CNBC and Hallie Jackson, NBC News

“Trump Musing Again That 81-Year-Old Commerce Secretary Who Sleeps In Meetings And Mumbles On TV Might Not Be At Top Of His Game,” Thornton McEnery, Dealbreaker

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Image (“Wilbur Ross Official Portrait”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

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The 2020 census is in trouble.

June 21, 2018

The 2020 census suffers from lack of administration support, and the GAO has determined it has a high risk of failure. An inaccurate count of the population would threaten the integrity of many government programs and basic democratic functions, and the Department of Justice has has proposed changes to the 2020 form which would further undermine the census process and put everyone in America at risk.

A Vox video.

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