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Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:19 PM

Trump's Controversial Pick to Run the 2020 Census Withdraws

Source: Mother Jones

The Trump administration’s controversial pick to run the 2020 census has withdrawn from consideration to be deputy director of the US Census Bureau, according to sources close to the bureau.

In November, Politico reported that the administration planned to put Thomas Brunell, a political science professor who has defended Republican redistricting efforts in more than a dozen states, in charge of the decennial census count. He was supposed to begin in late November, according to documents from the Census Bureau released by the watchdog group Protect Democracy as part of a Freedom of Information Act request. But civil rights advocates and Democratic members of Congress pushed back against the appointment.

Now Brunell has withdrawn from consideration, according to two sources who were informed of his decision. A spokesperson for the Commerce Department, which houses the Census Bureau, confirmed that Brunell is “not under consideration.” Brunell did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Unlike past deputy directors of the bureau, who have been nonpartisan career civil servants, Brunell has no prior government experience and is a registered Republican. The University of Texas-Dallas professor is the author of the 2008 book Redistricting and Representation: Why Competitive Elections Are Bad for America, which provocatively argues that politically lopsided electoral districts offer better representation for voters than competitive ones.

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Read more: https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2018/02/trumps-controversial-pick-to-run-the-2020-census-withdraws/

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highplainsdem Feb 12 OP
SharonClark Feb 12 #1
CountAllVotes Feb 12 #2
elleng Feb 12 #3
a kennedy Feb 12 #4
mpcamb Feb 12 #5
Eugene Feb 13 #8
lagomorph777 Feb 13 #6
SergeStorms Feb 13 #7
riversedge Feb 13 #9

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:22 PM

1. Another unqualified political hack bites the dust.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:24 PM

2. Another bites the dust

One by one they run. Run run run and hide!

Say farewell Dump the Chump!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:24 PM

3. Why Competitive Elections Are Bad for America, they will argue ANYTHING,

and use propaganda to persuade ANYONE of ANYTHING!

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 10:29 PM

4. and I just filled out my community census questionnaire......

dang near took me about a half an hour. Anyone else get there’s???

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Mon Feb 12, 2018, 11:18 PM

5. "Controversial" translates as "Unqualified", right?

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Response to mpcamb (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:36 AM

8. only if unqualified is euphemism for destructive

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:01 AM

6. I assume being the opposite of qualified was fine; probably they found

old police records or something.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:30 AM

7. Not to worry......

they'll find someone equally vile and unqualified, perhaps more so, to fill this very important position that will keep Republicans in power ad nauseum. It's vital to their party's survival.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 05:15 AM

9. Good bye to bad poop. Next up--probably more Trump/GOP stinking poop

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