Rep. Garamendi on Dem opposition to a citizenship question in the census

Rep. Garamendi on Dem opposition to a citizenship question in the census


THIS COUNTRY. I THINK AS A SOVEREIGN NATION, WE HAVE THAT RIGHT.>>Shannon: OKAY. BLUE STATES WITH A LARGE POPULATION OF IMMIGRANTS LIKE CALIFORNIA WILL BE DEEPLY CONCERNED WITH THE WAY THE SUPREME COURT LOOKS TO BE POSSIBLY HEADING ON THOSE CITIZENSHIP QUESTION. THUS BRING A DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN FROM CALIFORNIA JOHN GARAMENDI. GREAT HAPPY WITH US TONIGHT, SIR.>>GREAT TO BE HERE.>>Shannon: ONE OF THE THINGS THE CAMP TODAY, QUITE OFTEN, HISTORICAL PRECEDENTS THAT FROM 1820 TO 1950 THIS QUESTION WAS ON THE SENSES EVERY TIME BUT ONE. IN MORE RECENT YEARS, IT’S BEEN ON THE LONGER FORM, SOME OF THE OTHER FORMS. IF IT HAS A HISTORICAL BACKING, WHY DO YOU THINK IT IS IMPROPER OR ILLEGAL TO US A QUESTION?>>I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S ILLEGAL OR IMPROPER BUT I DO KNOW THAT THERE IS SOMETHING, YOU NEED TO DO THIS, OR IS IT NICE TO DO THIS — WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS TO COUNT EVERY PERSON IN THE UNITED STATES FOR MANY, MANY DIFFERENT REASONS, AND WE CAN GO INTO THAT FOR A FEW MOMENTS IF YOU LIKE. THAT IS A FUNDAMENTAL POINT OF THE CENSUS IS TO COUNT EVERY PERSON WHO IS IN THE UNITED STATES. WHETHER THEY ARE HERE LEGALLY OR NOT, THAT IS NOT THE POINT OF THE SENSES. CENSUS. THE QUESTION OF CITIZENSHIP HAS MANY OTHER ASPECTS. SOME OF IT DEALS WITH RIGHTS TO VOTE, OTHER KINDS OF RIGHTS THAT A NONCITIZEN WOULD NOT HAVE PRAYED THAT IS A DIFFERENT QUESTION. IF SOMEHOW THE ASKING OF THAT QUESTION OF CITIZENSHIP HARMS THE ACTUAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE, THE COUNTING OF THE PEOPLE IN THE STATE OR THE NATION, THEN THAT IS WHAT I WOULD SAY IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NEED TO AND NICE TO.>>Shannon: OBVIOUSLY, THOSE WHO OPPOSE HIS QUESTION SAY THAT THEY FEAR THAT PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE ILLEGALLY WILL NOT ANSWER THE QUESTION. JUSTICE GORSUCH BROUGHT THAT UP TODAY. HE SAID THAT THE QUESTION BEING ON THE FORM MAKES PEOPLE NOT WANT TO FILL IT OUT. “WE HAVE A WHOLE BUNCH OF STATES THAT SAY, IN FACT, THEY BREAK RATE, MANY OF THOSE WHO DON’T FINISH THE FORM BECAUSE OF THE QUESTION, .36%.” HE WAS SAYING TODAY THAT THE EVIDENCE DOESN’T SHOW, WE DON’T HAVE HARD DATA THAT SHOWS THAT PEOPLE DON’T ANSWER THE QUESTION BECAUSE OF THEIR STATUS.>>I SUSPECT THAT DATA WAS DRIVEN MAYBE BEFORE 1950. I WOULD CHECK THE DATE THAT WAS FOUND, THAT DATA WAS DISCOVERED. WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF A VERY HIGH, VOLATILE, POLITICAL, FOR MANY PEOPLE, VERY SCARY TIME FOR IMMIGRANTS, LEGAL AND ILLEGAL. KEEP IN MIND THAT QUESTION OF CITIZENSHIP AFFECTS PEOPLE THAT ARE HERE ILLEGALLY BUT NOT CITIZENS, WHAT THEY WANT TO BE COUNTED? IS THERE A VISA, STUDENT VISA ABOUT TO EXPIRE, ALL OF THOSE QUESTIONS ARE COMING INTO THE MINDS OF A PERSON FILLING IT OUT. I SUSPECT THAT THAT .3% HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH, A DIFFERE SOMETHING TO DO WITH, A DIFFERT TIME IN AMERICA’S INVOLVEMENT.>>Shannon: AS A COURT OFTEN DOES, THEY MAY SEND THIS BACK TO YOU BECAUSE AS THEY NOTED, JUSTICE KAVANAUGH SAID, “WHY DOESN’T CONGRESS PROHIBIT THE ASKING OF CITIZENSHIP QUESTIONS IN THE SAME WAY THAT CONGRESS HAS ESPECIALLY PROVIDED THAT NO ONE CAN BE COMPELLED TO PROVIDE RELIGIOUS INFORMATION? THE IT GIVES HUGE DISCRETION TO THE CONGRESS SECRETARY.” CONGRESS HAS CRACKED DOWN ON QUESTIONS THEY DON’T THINK SHOULD BE ASKED. DO YOU FORESEE THAT CONGRESS CAN GET INVOLVED WITH THIS QUESTION?
DO YOU FORESEE THAT CONGRESS CAN GET INVOLVED WITH THIS QUESTION?>>WE SHOULD GET INVOLVED. THE UNDERLYING ISSUE IS, DO YOU HAVE TO FILL OUT EVERYTHING ON THE FORM. I SUSPECT THAT MANY PEOPLE DO NOT FILL OUT EVERYTHING ON THE FORM FOR ANY NUMBER OF REASONS, PERSONAL EMBARRASSMENT OR WHATEVER. THEY MAY NOT BE PERFECTLY ACCURATE AS THEY ARE FILLING OUT THE FORM. I THINK, ONCE AGAIN, IT IS THIS PARTICULAR QUESTION NECESSARY, AND FOR WHAT PURPOSES? IF IT HAS TO DO WITH LEGAL OR ILLEGAL, I’M NOT AT ALL SURE THAT THE DATA WILL BE CORRECT. IF IT SIMPLY SAYS CITIZENSHIP, KEEP IN MIND PEOPLE PROBABLY SOME MORE WORKING THERE AT YOUR STATION OR FOR FOX NEWS WHO ARE HERE ON SOME SORT OF A VISA, WORK PERMIT, THEY WOULD ANSWER “NO, NOT A CITIZEN,” OR WERE THEY EVEN BOTHER TO FILL OUT THE FORM? WHY WOULD YOU NOT WANT TO DO WHY WOULD YOU SCARE PEOPLE AWAY, WHAT IS NECESSARY, WHICH IS TO GET AN ACCURATE COUNT OF THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES?>>Shannon: THE ADMINISTRATION SAYS THAT IS WHAT THEY WANT. WE’LL SEE WHAT THE COURT DECIDES. THESE FORMS HAVE TO GO OUT FOR PRINTING THIS SUMMER AND THE

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    Ken Jett

    Not knowing the difference in population count between citizens and noncitizens is vital. Non citizens do not have voting rights and one of the major functions of the census is to determine the number of Electoral College Votes per state. It also plays a role in the districting of voter blocks. By not knowing who the actual voter block versus non voters skews this process. Again this is a power play by Democrats as this is just another way to fraud the results in their favor.

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    Jack Hackathorn

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    Jamie Long

    Instead of bitching about the question, let everybody know what they have to legally fill out inform people don't instill fear into people! Oh that's right, an illiterate public is easier to control

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    Jim C.

    The California Governor and Dem representatives of the States super majority in both Houses that boasts of an economy comparable to Nations is a fabricated lie. California is a half Trillion in debt and growing with massive unfunded, unchallenged Government approved mandates.

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    Regina St. John

    Non citizens aren't supposed to receive congressional representation and that's why Democrats oppose the question they'll lose seats

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    jack meoff

    Put the question in. The illegal immigrants shouldn't even be here anyway. The demon Democrats are scared of losing. This is why they want to change the rules of voting and laws. They are radicalized and think they are above the rule of law and they are not and we the people have to vote them out so they don't ruin our country. Protect our freedoms and way of life vote Red all the way people from mayor to president and socialism will never happen in our great country. Trump for 2020

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    Jeanne90275

    There's nothing ''hateful'' about opposing illegal aliens; obeying our other laws isn't ''optional'' for US citizens and legal residents. The people storming our borders and those overstaying their visas are not refugees; they should be nervous since 90% or more of them are subject to immediate deportation.

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    bebingc

    If the information is used to determine state representation, then it is important to know. California reportedly has 3 millions illegal immigrants, if they are counted, the state will be assigned electoral votes that it does not deserve.

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    Solx

    There is only one question on any American censes that by law has to be answered. How many people are in the household.
    All other questions are volintary.

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    Paper8oy

    Since it will have an effect on cities & states for government funding & representation for the next decade; I'd say leave it off the questionnaire as it has been for the last 69 years.

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    Allen Vines

    America first!!! I'm tired of you Democrats stepping all over blue collar workers and their families while rolling out the red carpet for illegal immigrants that broke our laws while using our taxpayer money….Shameful!

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    Destiny tran

    If you are a legal immigrants or illegal immigrants, then don’t mark US citizen. You need to mark a NO. This dude explanation is stupid.

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    granny goose

    This is an honest question. Let's not make this politically correct ask if they don't fill it out they shouldn't be counted. This gives them more in the coffers by count. Of course they can lie or leave it blank.

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    Chuck Driver

    Logic would dictate that the US census would be for US citizens, not illegal immigrants. We are counting the population of the USA, correct? Seems simple enough. 🇺🇸🦅🗽

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    Jeffrey Arnold

    it has everything to do with how many reps go to dc, as well as how districts are divided, mapped, and created. it's all about power base.

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    Kathryn Boyle

    ONLY American citizens should have the right to vote! And to be counted as citizens!!!!!! Just as in any other country!!!!!!! When the illegal immigrants come over with guns, that's " invasion" ! War! Not a right to citizenship!!!!! They are criminals!!!!!!!!!

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    Malicxy

    I want the question on there. I want to stay on there. Illegal immagrants should not even be in our country. Dems need to back off they just want the vote they can't get illegally.

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    Giuliano Di Lorenzo

    THE ANSWER IS ,THE DEMS DONT WANT THE COUNTRY TO KNOW HOW MANY VOTERS THERE ARE SO THEY CAN CHEAT LIKE THEY ALWAYS DO .

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    Patriotic Justice

    Democrats don't if you're an illegal alien or a space alien, so long as you can vote specifically for them, and then give them another chance when they spend an entire term doing nothing but demand your followers attack anybody while bawling out lies through bloodshot eyes.

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    SquirrelyBlake

    Please stop disabling comments. Today, you had three videos in which comments were disabled. CNN doesn't disable comments. Not taking sides.

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    B Williams

    I would expect this opinion from someone from California. So don't put the question on because people are inherently dishonest, because they're already breaking the law and are going to lie anyway?

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    Kv Bradford

    too bad for the Democrats the citizenship question will be on the census and s*** hole Sanctuary cities and states will lose funding and seats in the House of Representatives, and that's a beautiful thing

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    happy cats

    The question has been on the long form all this time, so that's BS it hasn't been asked since the 1950s.

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    happy cats

    the census  also asks if you're male or female, you can't choose to be peanut butter,so what's next alphabet soup lgbtqrstuv decides they don't like the question, then is the government forced to remove that question too or will peanut butter just decide not to fill it out.  My point is every question could potentially offend someone

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    Mike Fournier

    THE MID TERM ELECTIONS WERE STOLEN FROM THE REPUBLICANS BY MUELLER KEEPING THE HOAX RUSSIAN INVESTIGATION GOING , AS HE KNEW FROM THE START ,THERE WAS NO COLLUSION !!! WE SHOULD HOLD A NEW MIDTERM ELECTION ,AND GET RID OF THE RADICAL FRESHMEN CONGRESS MEMBERS WE JUST GOT ,AND TAKE PELOSI OUT OF CONTROL .
    THIS WAS CALCULATED ELECTION FRAUD …THEY SUCCEEDED IN STEALING THE MIDTERMS ,BUT FAILED IN STEALING 2016 !!!! AND IF THEY ARE WILLING TO CEASE THE IMPEACHMENT NARRATIVE ,THEN THEY MUST HAVE A NEW ELECTION FRAUD PLAN FOR 2020 ??

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    Robert McCoin

    No. You just want more representation and electoral vote than you deserve. I live in LOUISIANA and we lost 2 electoral votes to California because of illegal immigration. It is a liberal/Democrat scheme for power.

    AND by putting a citizenship question on the census it does not say they won't be counted. They just won't be counted and REPRESENTED as US Citizens.

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    The Madone

    Anyone in the Country legally and not a Democrat, will have no problem answering that question. The opposition comes from a place of fear – 1. Democrats losing voters and 2. People not meant to be in the country. It's actually ridiculous that Illegal Immigrants are inadvertently trying to change the way a National Census is carried out !!

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    svendel420

    I wonder why none of the dems are smart enough when. Campaigning on medical for all. Aret doing with a talking point of people having big paychecks and and bringing home more of their hard earned money. And then use trumps whos going to build the wall catch phrase

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    Trenton Coop

    This is ridiculous, it's a f$#%ing question! I try my best but I'll never understand the stupidity of Democrats

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    MAGA Bot 9000

    Vol. II, Page 2: If we had confidence after a thorough investigation of the facts that the president clearly did not commit obstruction of justice, we would so state. Based on the facts and applicable legal standards, however, we are unable to reach that judgment. The evidence we obtained about the president's actions and intent presents difficult issues that prevent us from conclusively determining that no criminal conduct occurred. Accordingly, while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.

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    TdyYrLove

    I think the people who refuse to fill out the census because a question about citizenship is on the form are the same people who will refuse to complete the census if the question is not there. People are afraid despite the question being asked. I don't buy the argument that it lowers turnout rates.

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    Larry Singleton

    I thought the point of a census was to count the number of "citizens". Not people here illegally.

    Start deporting them.

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    mamoud amin

    Census counts are used to determine how many Congress Representatives each state has. All Garamendi cares about is his job. The day he does as much for me, a Californian, as he does for himself and non-Americans, that will be the day that I begin listening to him. By the way, please note that his predictions of negative ramifications is not only unfounded, it is a scare tactic. This relic needs to resign.

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    bobothree

    Shannon should have noted the census headcount determines the distribution of members of the House of Representatives. Therefore liberal non-citizens influence the distribution of the House to liberal representation when in fact their status should not provide them with any influence at all.

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    The Hermithood

    All these questions and changes in US Citizenship has changed our system too much. Here in Pennsylvania the Department of Transportation & Licensing is denying everyone renewals and Real ID because they claim our birth certificates and social security cards are null and void. According to them we need the new documents with a new seal that proves we are American. US Citizens are being forced to take polygraphs & census tests to prove they are natural born Americans. This makes me wonder… What's next deporting US Citizens? To Where though? (My whole family had to do this just to get the new ID's)

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    BeauJameson

    I lived in South America legally for several years and I wasn’t allowed to vote until I received my residency.

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    skeptic Panda

    Garamendi Is catering to the low information people. The census is in the constitution is to appropriate congressmen to the US House of Representatives by state population. More representatives the more power the state has in the House.

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    Sreve Carey

    So what if its not 0.36%. What if its 2.5%. So what! That leaves the vast majority of (say) 97.5%. So, the minority want to control the majority. That's good government?

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    Elysian fielder

    This census form question is why the democrats won't have 200000 votes in a state with 150000 citizens!!!…. Hence why the Dems don't want it!!🤣

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    American Dreamer

    It's a QUESTION who gives a flying f*ck! I'm more concerned with politicians and the president walking all over our constitution! You really think they're going to answer honestly anyways when they are stealing others identities and lying constantly??? Distraction and division is all this is about.

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    Dan Customer

    I ONLY COMMENT UNTIL THE NEXT ELECTION SPECIAL COUNSEL URANIUM ONE RIGHT NOW MR. PRESIDENT AND PUT THESE DEMOCRATIC TREASONOUS TRAITORS IN GUANTANAMO BAY !

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    Randy Carpenter

    It has to do with this. States that harbor illegal aliens can get more seats in Congress based on just population. If it is based only on citizens they lose seats. The second reason democrats do not want it ask. It takes away federal tax dollars they get if you only count citizens. Illegal aliens equal more seats in Washington D.C. and more federal dollars. Democrats do not want to lose either one.

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    Senor Cabeza de Grande

    Democrats always have a rambling nonsense response. Democrats just want the votes nothing more.

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    D. Robbins

    It is impossible to get an accurate count in ANY case. Many people who are natural born citizens of the USA simply do not answer or respond at all. Many I am sure refuse to do so on the basis of big government intruding into personal sovereignty and freedoms! And listen, they are usually neither caught nor prosecuted for this! This question would not, no doubt, keep the compassionate folks of this country from taking care of anyone truly in need. AND it does NOT take the government to do this. I do not believe that the question would be anything BUT helpful in getting both a more accurate count and in giving correct EARNED services to those truly in need. We cannot continue to allow those who go the illegal route to STEAL from US taxpayers. This hurts EVERYONE. It is so transparent to me that this refusal to put the question about legal citizenship BACK on the census report is ALL about increasing the voter base on the left. Dems are quite desperate!!

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    Joan LaFleur

    The information from the census is used to determine appropriation distribution. Citizenship is a ligitimate question concerning where, who and what tax payer money is being appropriated for. It should not go to those who do not qualify.

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    Missy Norris

    Rep. Garamendi – I'm more concerned about criminals than I am about the people who voted for me.
    Rep. Garamendi's district is becoming an Illegal Alien – Foreign language hellhole. Americans started moving there a couple decades ago to get out of the SF Bay Area rat race but now are leaving because of the crime and Liberals.

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    Proud AMERICAN

    Well I'm in many groups of hard supporters of Trump. The count will be off regardless. If the question isnt on the census we will NOT fill it out either.

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    Mary Milburn

    Fed and state funding depends on 10 yr census no matter who lives in the state. You don't count immigrants and your state is underfunded for the next 10 years. Its the fact.

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    Bunker Buster

    Do Not Be Fooled America The Master Plan Is Your FAILED Politicians Getting Ready To RUN ! They Sunk America into 23 Trillion Dollar Debt And Clock Still Ticking We Will Be The Next Greece So Hide Your Money underGround And You Valuables

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    Patricia Gename

    If they are lying about being eligible to work in the US, what stops them from lying on the census that they are citizens? They are already liars, what is one more lie?

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    Michael Annalora

    If I break the law, shouldn't I be afraid of the consequences? I worked for a company that hired 90% illegal aliens. All had forged or stolen social security numbers.

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    Eric Temple

    Did you that protester sign “HATE WON’T MAKE AMERICA GREAT” – lady, love for all the gangsters, moochers, & gate crashers of the world most
    certainly make America great again.

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    Spaghetti Monster

    "Three lower courts have already blocked the proposal, finding it would discourage immigrants from being counted"

    CORRECTION:

    Three lower courts have already blocked the proposal, finding it would discourage ILLEGAL* immigrants from being counted. It means that even though I came here illegally, if I love this country and plan on staying, it is incentive to get legal so I can participate in the decisions making process.

    AS IT SHOULD BE IN EVERY COUNTRY.

    Bottom Line >

    I love having new people join our country but come in through the front door legally.

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    Silver Beats Gold

    If there's an issue with the citizenship question, why then would the Dems be concerned about Russian meddling in the election? Hell, why not ask the world to elect our officials. It obviously doesn't matter if they're citizens of this country or not.

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    nonsense15

    F**k the DemonCRACK Party. What part of non-citizens can’t vote in our elections do these idiots not understand. Oh, they understand for sure because they’ve got millions of non-citizens voting for them already, and they want more. They don’t want that to be discovered through the census question. Wake up America. This nation’s biggest enemy is not the Chinese, not the Russians, and not even Islamic terrorists. It’s the DemonCRACK Party!

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    kirkpanzer

    What is the purpose of this other than to determine the number of CITIZENS in this country and where they are? Non citizens don't count sorry

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    robert hicks

    IF they want that, then they need to be counted. We need to know how to divide the votes for CITIZENS. Why should we give California more votes for those that are not allowed to vote.

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    Audre Myers

    I hate to say this (shudder) but I agree with the congressman – the purpose is to determine the number of people in America, that includes folks that have no right to be here.

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    RICK MARTIN

    VOTING FRAUD IS ALL THEY WANT…In California 2011 , an Asian lady in a Voter Registration Booth , asked me if I wanted to register and I answered NO because my driver license ( ID ) was expired and did not have my birth certificate with me to provide my Citizenship…Her answer was ''Oh .. you don't need ID , and just check the U.S Citizen in the registry form.'' –Obama was running for 2nd term…

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    Da R

    PC culture and political corruption run amuck never in history has there been legal challenges to a census question. Do you know who it will cause not to fill it out non-citizens and they should not be answering a US census. If I go to France on vacation and they are conducting a version of the census do I get to fill it out and if they are having an election do I get a vote ? NO and its a crazy argument and supreme court will rule in favor of question.

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    HiByebtwn

    So confused. It’s wrong to ask people their citizenship question on a Census?
    It won’t affect citizens. Citizens are the only ones that can vote. Smh.

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