BREAKING: New evidence exposes GOP Census-rigging... NO citizenship question

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Common Cause is releasing new evidence that confirms how political operatives have spent years plotting to rig our democracy with a Census citizenship question.

The New York Times has publicized a shocking document, written by the GOP’s chief gerrymandering mastermind Thomas Hofeller, that lays out a plan to add the citizenship question on the Census in order to manipulate the rules of redistricting to be “advantageous to Republicans and non-Hispanic whites.”

Hofeller recognized this change would be a “radical departure from the federal ‘one person, one vote’ rule presently used in the United State[s].”

Hofeller even recognized that it would be hard to convince the Supreme Court to mandate this change, unless... they could figure out how to add a citizenship question to the upcoming 2020 Census.

Then, in the next round of redistricting, the plan was for Republicans to use that citizenship data to supercharge their partisan gerrymandering strategy: cutting a large number of people out of redistricting altogether, and packing the remaining Democrats and Latinos into as few districts as possible.

Now the plan has been revealed. We must fight back -- or millions of Americans will be permanently silenced. Please add your name today >>

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New documents show how Republican operatives have been plotting for years to silence millions of Americans with a Census citizenship question. We must fight back against this attempt to rig our democracy.