Is it a bigger threat to republican government when American citizens are hypothetically better represented, or when noncitizens in actuality dilute their representation?
This is a question at the core of an emerging controversy I touched on recently over a seemingly trivial query the Department of Justice has urged the Census Bureau to reinstate on the 2020 Census: Are you a U.S. citizen?
Former Obama attorney general Eric Holder has now joined 17 state attorneys general in expressing his outrage over the potential reinstatement of this citizenship question in the census by way of a characteristically deceptive and hyperbolic column penned for popular consumption in The New Republic.
I systematically debunk Holder’s arguments in a new piece at The Federalist.
You can find my related twitter thread beginning below:
Is it a bigger threat to republican govt when Americans are hypothetically better represented, or when noncitizens in actuality dilute their representation? Dems led by Eric Holder and 17 Resistance state AGs want to prioritize noncitizens over you. https://t.co/B8un91xNTA THREAD
— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) March 1, 2018