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    US Census to Reinstate Citizenship Question

    It may get harder to stand up and be counted. The Census Bureau has until the end of the month to finalize the wording of the 2020 survey, and it has just announced that it will include a question about citizenship status, which was dropped from the questionnaire 18 years ago. Many warn that this may deter noncitizens from responding to the census, which could lead to undercounting people in urban — often Democratic — areas. Since census numbers help determine electoral maps, that could help Republicans seeking to gerrymander state legislative districts.

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