Democrats and voting rights advocates are raising concerns that recently revealed census data will lead to an underrepresentation of Latinx residents as a result of former President Trump’s attempts to exclude undocumented people from the 2020 census. Texas, Florida and Arizona, which all have growing Latinx populations, had been projected to gain one additional House seat each, while Democratic states with large Latinx populations, such as California and New York, lost seats. California Congressmember Norma Torres tweeted, “The Trump administration did everything it could to prevent an accurate count in the #2020Census, and now Californians are paying the price. The culture of fear he instilled within our communities jeopardizes billions in funding that our state deserves.” Meanwhile, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has asked Attorney General Letitia James to look into legal options after New York came just 89 residents shy of maintaining all of its congressional districts.
Democrats and Election Experts Warn Census Results Underrepresent Latinx Community
HeadlineApr 28, 2021