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2020 Census will ask about citizenship, Commerce Dept. says

The questionnaire for the 2020 Census will ask people if they are U.S. voters, the Commerce Department said Monday night, in spite of the objections of Democrats. The inclusion of that question has been counseled via President Donald Trump, and in a commentary the Commerce Department said it were added on the request of the Justice Department. The question is controversial because it should scare undocumented immigrants from filling out the Census shape. The Census is supposed to count all U.S. residents, not simply voters. Undercounting the inhabitants of undocumented immigrants can have major repercussions as Census data is used to redraw House districts, come to a decision the selection of House seats each and every state will get and the selection of electoral votes for each and every state. That may reduce the affect of city spaces and traditionally Democratic strongholds. Nearly 20 Democratic state legal professionals normal had appealed to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to stay the question off the Census shape, announcing it would manipulate the count. Monday's commentary said Ross "determined that obtaining complete and accurate information to meet this legitimate government purpose outweighed the limited potential adverse impacts." The final wording of the Census shape is due Saturday.