New documents on the census confirm: Trump’s raison d’etre is white power

The Trump administration has devised a fundamentally racist policy:
adding a question to the 2020 Census that will suppress participation
by nonwhite people and, therefore, artificially increase white (and
Republican) power in a new round of gerrymandering. To do this, administration officials falsely told the public, the lower
courts and the Supreme Court that the disadvantage to nonwhite Americans
was statistically questionable and that the Justice Department needed
the change to enforce the Voting Rights Act.

Publisher: Washington Post | Author: Dana Milbank

TAGS
elections, extreme measures, gerrymandering, racism, republicans, and voter fraud
DATE PUBLISHED
2019-06-01 (Modified: 2019-06-01)

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