Speak Out: Census time

As it comes around for its once-per-decade counts of local residents, Sen. Tom Carper joined U.S. Census Bureau Director Dr. Steven Dillingham, Lt. Gov. Bethany Hall-Long and Sheila Bravo last week in explaining the importance of participation by Delawareans.

• Yes, and Dems want illegal aliens counted so that they can get the numbers for another representative in a heavily blue state. If they can get enough nationwide, they can tip the scales in the House so they will never lose the majority. Simply ask the question, “Are you a citizen?” By all means, get a full and complete survey, but ask the question! — Chris Wolfe

• The Democrats are very good at cheating. You have to give them that. — Mark Schmalhofer

• And the republicans aren’t? Preferential redistricting, closing polling places. — Dan Maher

• As mandated by the U.S. Constitution, our nation gets just one chance each decade to count its population. The U.S. Census counts every resident in the United States. It is mandated by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and takes place every 10 years. The data collected by the census determine the number of seats each state has in the U.S. House of Representatives (a process called apportionment) and is also used to distribute billions in federal funds to local communities. The law requires all residents to be counted. — Cheri Zatko-Coseglia

• Yes it does. That’s why Democrats want more illegal immigrants. That’s why they want open borders. Historically, it’s for the exact same reasons the Southern slaveholders wanted their slaves counted one for one in the census. — Hezzie John Schools

• The only people with language barriers are those who are here illegally, and who are Democrats referring to as “hard to reach”? Yes, it is the democrats who want to protect the illegals. — Maureen McCartan Harris

•If you are going to count illegals just so you can get more federal money and more representation in our state government, then i will not be filling this form out This is for legal citizens. Now we know why our government will not stop illegals from illegals entering our country.. it is all about the money. — Faye Wing

• Most certainly is needed. Of American citizens and those here legally because that is all these people represent in our government. All others do not count. Remember how Democrats used slaves as three-fifths of a person to pad the census? Same when you count illegal immigrants. Nothing has changed in the Democrats’ playbook. — Doug Poore

• I can hardly wait to see the gerrymandering by the Democrats if we miraculously hit 1,000,000 in population. You will see the most contorted district line that somehow divides Wilmington and New Castle County so that there is sufficient Democrat representation in both districts to control the new seat from New Castle County. I laughed last night as I watched Senator Carper press for a complete count of undocumented immigrants in order to get Delaware’s (fair) share from Washington. I always knew that the Democrats preferred to represent the illegals in this country and last night he confirmed it. — Bob Skuse

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