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Jacob S

"Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons. The actual Enumeration shall be made within three Years after the first Meeting of the Congress of the United States, and within every subsequent Term of ten Years, in such Manner as they shall by Law direct..." Whole Number of Persons, not Citizens. This push by Trump is to skew the Count, to scare immigrants into not completing the Census. While it is a matter of law, many don't know that Biographical Information is Sealed for 72 Years. The Census has been abused before most notably the Interment of Japanese/Italian/German Americans during WWII. Even with a Warrant, Biographical Information is Sealed for the 72 Years.

Zigmond

14th Amendment - Section 2. Representatives shall be apportioned among the several states according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each state, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the executive and judicial officers of a state, or the members of the legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such state, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such state. [end snip] We need to take US representatives away from California. They have too much representation because of non-citizens.

Skipphoto

The citizenship question is an attempt to scare non-citizens. Their fear of deportation by ICE will force them to not participate in the Census. The end game is to decrease the number of people counted in voting districts represented by democrats. When voting districts are redrawn after 2020, the democratic districts will suffer.

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