From Boston Globe.......
WASHINGTON -- A Republican lawmaker yesterday proposed changing the US Constitution to exclude non-citizens from the census for the purpose of drawing congressional districts, a move that effectively would deny them a voice in US politics.No it's not. It's about Republicans wanting to maintain control indefinitely. It's disturbing to see all the ways that Republicans propose to shit can the Constitution. This is dangerous to democracy plain and simple.
Under the present system, as determined by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution, the Census Bureau counts all individuals living in the country, once every 10 years. These data are used when drawing up the 435 congressional districts and when determining each state's vote in the Electoral College that decides presidential elections.
Representative Candice Miller of Michigan wants to change that so that both legal and illegal aliens would be excluded.''This is about fundamental fairness and the American ideal of one man or one woman, one vote."