- Nov 16, 2015
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Last I knew the DOJ has no involvement in the political arena. If they are collecting information on "voters," it smacks of politics to me. Unless they're are just lying and are collecting the information for other reasons.The Justice Department sought to include the question because it uses data about eligible voters – the citizen voting-age population – to help enforce protections for minority voters (including those who speak languages other than English) under the federal Voting Rights Act. The Justice Department now relies on data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, a sample survey that covers 2.6% of the population each year. The department wants more “scope, detail and certainty” that only the full census can provide to enforce the Voting Rights Act, Ross said.
This is the biggest load of codswallop I've heard in awhile. The Justice Department has no need to delve into voting data; that's as political as it gets.
The question however, is not that alarming.
The citizenship question planned for 2020 census: What to know
There are plenty of noncitizens here LEGALLY. However, illegal immigrants, who make up a large portion of some cities and counties, will probably shy away from taking the census at all or will lie, afraid the government may take that information and start using it for other purposes, like deporting them.
Who are you to say what data the justice department needs?
Why wouldn't we want to get information on illegals so we can deport them?