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Question on citizenship will undercut census

When Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced Monday that he was adding a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, he offered this dubious explanation: that the information would somehow make it easier for the Justice Department to root out violations of the Voting Rights Act.

But lawyers who have been arguing voting rights cases since the law was adopted in 1965 begged to differ, saying that the government already collects

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