Politics

The Census and the Constitution

“Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution mandates that an apportionment of representatives among the states must be carried out every 10 years. Therefore, apportionment is the original legal purpose of the decennial census, as intended by our Nation’s Founders [1790]. Apportionment is the process of dividing the 435 memberships, or seats, in the …

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