Washington Post Reporter Tara Bahrampour: President Trump’s tweets imply that the citizenship question is political

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FILE – In this March 15, 2010, file photo, copies of the 2010 Census forms in Phoenix. The 2020 U.S. Census will add a question about citizenship status, a move that brought swift condemnation from Democrats who said it would intimidate immigrants and discourage them from participating. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

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Washington Post Aging, Generations and Demographics Reporter Tara Bahrampour explains why the Trump administration’s goal to include citizenship on the Census survey is counterproductive, and how the administration says the question will help the Voting Rights Act.

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