Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer will stop at nothing to block President Trump’s agenda.
But they’re running out of time to stop the biggest move the President will make in his first term in office.
And now, just one question stands between Pelosi and Schumer and disaster for Democrats in 2020.
When President Trump unveiled his plans to secure the border, build the wall, and deport illegal aliens across the country, Democrats howled.
And when the President also announced his plans to add a question to the 2020 census asking people about their status as a U.S. citizen, Democrats went completely insane.
It isn’t hard to see why either.
They know that if the President gets his way and is able to include a question asking about citizenship status, that the implications could be massive.
Not only would it make it easier to deport illegal aliens already living within the United States, but adding the “citizenship question” could have a major impact on future Congressional and Presidential elections for the next decade.
That’s because Congressional districts are based on population, while states get electoral college votes based on how many Congressional and Senate seats they have.
If non-citizens weren’t counted when it comes to adding up the population to determine Congressional seats, Democrats would likely lose enough districts in liberal states like California and New York to the point that it would cost them their majority in the House of Representatives.
In short, Nancy Pelosi could be Speaker today entirely because of illegal aliens inflating the size of Democratic-held Congressional districts.
And what’s more, if the citizenship question resulted in Democratic districts having to grow in size to pick up American citizens rather than being packed to the brim with illegal aliens, it could also impact the outcome of Presidential elections for the next 10 years.
That’s because liberal states would likely lose electoral college votes in the upcoming census, while conservative states would gain votes.
This would make it much harder for Democrats to win back control of the White House, as well as retain control of the House of Representatives.
So it’s not hard to see why Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are fighting tooth and nail to keep this question off of the census.
But it could still cost them either way.
A new column in the Chicago Tribune spells out exactly why Democrats may pay a steep political price for opposing the citizenship question.
“Why can’t we ask people in this country — on the 2020 census — if they are citizens of the United States?” asks the Tribune. “But if you dare ask it, or support the idea that it’s a reasonable question, you’ll be denounced by the Democratic left as a racist, a tool of Trump, and you’ll be exiled for your sins.”
What’s more, according to the Tribune, “a Harvard CAPS/Harris poll released the other day shows that 67 percent of people agreed that the question, ‘Is this person a citizen of the United States?’ should be allowed on the 2020 census. Eight-eight percent of Republicans, 52 percent of Democrats and even 63 percent of independents said it was a legitimate question.”
This means that Democratic attempts to block the question from being placed on the census could lead to a massive political backlash against them in 2020.
“And citizens should have the right to dare ask who is in their country. What is disgraceful is that Pelosi would play the race card to protect her power,” concludes the Tribune’s column.
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