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State leaders hail decision to drop census citizenship question

Original post made on Jul 3, 2019

President Donald Trump's administration on Tuesday dropped its plan to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, a decision a local state assemblyman lauded as a "huge victory."

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Posted by resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 3, 2019 at 10:39 am

The whole thing is a scam to discourage legal voting in districts with large non-white populations. Just like like the old poll taxes and what some states are doing now to make make it hard for low-income people to satisfy the voting ID requirements in those states. I'm glad that the Supreme Court is seeing through these scams.

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Posted by POC count
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Jul 3, 2019 at 10:47 am

> I'm glad that the Supreme Court is seeing through these scams.

Actually - read the 'decision'. Roberts said come back with it, but not to make it so freaking obvious.

Voter suppression is real. Suppressing the count of POC is real. Oddly, states like Texas support it, when it will cost them millions in federal funds when Texans are under-counted (documented, or undocumented.)

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Posted by more fake news
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 4, 2019 at 9:10 am

this is more fake news being spread by the left-wing media. The Trump administration is absolutely going ahead with the citizenship question on the census. Read the president's Twitter account. Mountain View Voice you should have the professional integrity to correct or retract your story. it is ridiculous to say that asking whether the respondent is a citizen is illegal.. It was part of the census for over 100 years until it was removed by the democrat Clinton and Obama administrations.

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Posted by Green cards and visas
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 4, 2019 at 10:16 am

The question as posed lumps together everyone who is not a US citizen. If someone replies no, they could be any one of several types of visa holder or green card holder. Does the US know how many people live here under visa or green cards? Should they know?

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Posted by more fake Twitter, jean
a resident of Castro City
on Jul 4, 2019 at 10:58 am

"Read the president's Twitter account."

I do. Do you? He contradicts himself on so many subjects, frequently within days or weeks.

He told us he was done with the question, then told us he wasn't. He's lying to his base, and most are too stupid to see it.

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Posted by psr
a resident of The Crossings
on Jul 5, 2019 at 10:39 am

The only reason the state is angry abut this question is because they would get less federal money if we didn't count the hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens here as if they were legitimate residents. It has nothing to do with voter suppression. California doesn't care about clean voter rolls as it actively resists the calls to audit the voter rolls and remove ineligible persons from the list.

The only people who should be voting are American citizens and the census should give us an accurate count of those people. California should spend less money fighting to perpetuate fraud and more money serving the citizens.

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Posted by @psr
a resident of Bailey Park
on Jul 5, 2019 at 10:43 am

It's so beautiful when the racism from people like you comes into contact with what the Constitution actually says. The seething anger in your post is the usual outcome.

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