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March 11, 2019 12:32 p.m.

Voting Rights: House Dems To Seek Answers From Ross On Census Citizenship Question

Another federal judge, this one in California, blocked the Trump administration’s move to add a citizenship question. The injunction handed down by U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg Wednesday was broader than the one handed down by a judge in New York earlier this year; Seeborg banned a citizenship question from being added to the census for any reason because it would harm the survey’s accuracy. Whether the question is removed will ultimately be up to the Supreme Court, which has scheduled arguments for reviewing the New York case for next month. The Trump administration submitted its brief defending the move on Wednesday. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who ultimately made the decision to add the question, is slated to appear in front of the House Oversight Committee on Thursday, after the committee refused his request to delay the testimony. The House Oversight Committee is also ramping up an investigation into alleged voter suppression in Georgia. It sent letters to Gov. Brian…

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