Trump Administration Faces Scrutiny Over New Evidence In Census Citizenship Question SCOTUS Case

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New revelations are raising questions about the Supreme Court case against the Trump administration's move to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Last week, the ACLU filed a notice in federal court that there's new evidence in the case, after The New York Times revealed that a Republican known for his work in partisan gerrymandering had played a role in adding the question.

Thomas Hofeller, a GOP redistricting strategist, did a study in 2015 and found that adding a citizenship question would be "advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites." This goes against the Trump administration's statements that the question was added to enforce the Voting Rights Act.

Here & Now's Robin Young speaks with NPR national correspondent Hansi Lo Wang (@hansilowang), who has been covering the 2020 census.

This segment aired on June 3, 2019.


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