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Newsmax: Conservative Columnist Evolves on Public Financing

It took 40 years, but conservative columnist Paul DeLespinasse of Corvallis, Oregon, evolves on public financing and Common Cause. Democracy Wire welcomes the author to the right side of history and adds our thanks to Newsmax where this piece was first published.

Every person counts, but what did SCOTUS have to say?

On April 23, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Commerce v. New York, the case over whether the Trump administration will be allowed to include a question about citizenship on the 2020 Census.


Today’s Ruling on the Census Citizenship Question Still Leaves Room for Worry

The Trump Administration is playing politics with Census 2020. That is the exact reason why a federal judge in New York has now delivered a major blow to Trump’s war on immigrants.

Voting & Elections 09.26.2018

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Lies About Census 2020 Citizenship Question

After a recent deposition, it appears Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross lied to Congress about the controversial "citizenship question" the Trump Administration wants to add to the 2020 Census.