15 States join Legal Fight to keep House Districts based on Total Population.
A Federal Judge is allowing a Coalition of 15 States: NY, City of Atlanta, Virginia's Arlington County, City of San Jose, Calif., Santa Clara County in California, King County in Washington, Latino voters from Arizona, California, Florida and Texas, and the District of Columbia (DC) to be Defendants in a Lawsuit seeking to Exclude Noncitizens from being Counted in the Run-Up to the Re-Allocation of Congressional Seats.
Last year the State of Alabama and One of its Republican Congressmen, Mo Brooks (5th District), Sued the Trump Administration, arguing that the Counting of Undocumented Immigrants in Census Figures used for Determining Reapportionment Unfairly Benefits States with Higher Numbers of Noncitizens.
Alabama contends that Counting the Whole Population, the Practice used for Apportionment since Congess began, rather than just Citizens, will Cost the State one of its Seven House Seats, and therefore One of its Electoral Votes, following the 2020 Census Tally.
As currently required by Law, the U.S. Census Bureau attempts to Count All Persons in the U.S. living in Residential Structures, including Prisons, Dormitories, and similar "Group Quarters" in the Official Decennial Census.
People Counted in the Census Must include Citizens, Legal Immigrants, Non-Citizen Long-Term Visitors, and Illegal or Undocumented Immigrants.
NYC Wins When Everyone Can Vote! Michael H. Drucker