Trump accused of meddling in US census 'to try and stop undocumented migrants ...

Trump accused of meddling in US census 'to try and stop undocumented migrants ...
Trump accused of meddling in US census 'to try and stop undocumented migrants ...
Donald Trump is accused of 'unprecedented' meddling in US census 'to try and stop undocumented migrants from being counted so congressional districts wouldn't be reapportioned' Census Bureau Deputy Director Ron Jarmin has accused former President Donald Trump of meddling with the 2020 Census process Jarmin claims Trump ordered the bureau to tally the population of unauthorized immigrants and subtract them from House reapportionment estimates He alleges the president was aiming to exclude non-citizens from the count to make the voting districts more reflective of his target supporter He also accused political officials of pressing the bureau to end the counting process weeks early and reduce steps used to process and double-check data

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The Trump Administration has been accused of 'unprecedented' meddling in the 2020 census collection in an effort to 'try and stop undocumented migrants from being counted so congressional districts wouldn't be reapportioned in their favor'.

A newly released memo apparently written by Census Bureau Deputy Director Ron Jarmin in September 2020 alleged former President Donald Trump and his officials were developing 'a method to identify unauthorized residents' which they would then use to match immigrants enumerated in the census.

'While the presidential memorandum may be a statement of the administration's policy, the Census Bureau views the development of the methodology and processes as its responsibility as an independent statistical agency,' the memo stated. 

Jarmin believed Trump's administration would then use the data to reapportion the House of Representatives to benefit the Republican party before he left office.

The US Census, which is conducted every decade, determines the distribution of House seats issued across states and, consequently, votes in the Electoral College. 

Some officials have been accused of using the Census data when redrawing district lines to rig elections, a process known as gerrymandering. For example, if an official were to create a district that contained 70 percent of voters who identified as Republican, it would offer little chance for a Democratic candidate to win. 

The Trump Administration has been accused of 'unprecedented' meddling in the 2020 census collection in an effort to 'try and stop undocumented migrants from being counted so congressional districts wouldn't be reapportioned in their favor'

The Trump Administration has been accused of 'unprecedented' meddling in the 2020 census collection in an effort to 'try and stop undocumented migrants from being counted so congressional districts wouldn't be reapportioned in their favor'

Although the Constitution requires the census to reflect the 'whole number of persons in each state,' Jarmin alleged Trump was aiming to

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