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The Evidence In The Census Case Is Damning, And So Is The Effort To Cover It Up

on May 14, 2018 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 14: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross arrives for the Newsmakers Luncheon at the National Press Club May 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. Last month the Commerce Department banned shipments of Amer... WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 14: U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross arrives for the Newsmakers Luncheon at the National Press Club May 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. Last month the Commerce Department banned shipments of American technology to Chinese telecommunications equipment manufacturer ZTE for seven years, saying that the company broke sanctions against Iran and North Korea and then lied about it. But after ZTE announced it may collapse due to the U.S. sanctions, President Donald Trump said he would work with Chinese President Xi Jinping to ease the damage. "Too many jobs in China lost", he tweeted. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 30, 2019 6:04 pm

From the moment it was first reported, I suspected the Trump administration’s push to add a citizenship question to the Census was about boosting the GOP’s electoral advantage.

However, I did not expect I’d see a smoking gun that was the administration’s true motive. And I definitely didn’t believe I’d see one with as much smoke as what was revealed on Thursday morning by the the groups who sued the administration over adding the question.

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