The SCOTUS ruled against this, fortunately, with John Roberts siding with liberal justices and essentially calling out the Trump administration for trying to BS the reason for adding it.carnivorous chicken said:https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/12/us/politics/us-census-2020-trump.html?action=click&module=Top%20Stories&pgtype=Homepage
In what is yet another disturbing (attempt, hopefully) to abuse power, Trump is using executive privilege to maintain secrecy on documents related to the "citizenship question" for the census. About three or four weeks ago the NYT ran a story about the architect of the program, who in notes accessed by his daughter after his death he clearly stated that the citizenship question was a way to reduce democratic voter turnout, as legal immigrant citizens -- who lean democratic -- would not answer the census and thus the census would overrepresent Republicans. It's similar to those who hoot and holler about voter ID laws who either don't consider the effects -- lower turnout by minorities, who also lean democratic -- or don't care. Similarly, voter fraud is essentially a non-issue in the US, and so is a census without a citizenship question.