Trump’s Census Director Announces Resignation, Cutting Term Short By Several Months | Talking Points Memo

Census Director Steve Dillingham will be stepping down on Jan. 20, cutting short by nearly a year the five-year director term, which was scheduled to expire on Dec. 31.


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Excellent. Now do the Postmaster General. Oh, wait. Do that one-day NSA lawyer. Oh, wait. Do that VOA hack. Oh, wait.

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“Low energy.”

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Census Director Steve Dillingham will be stepping down on Jan. 20, cutting short by nearly a year the five-year director term

Elections have consequences. Good riddance.

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Census Director Steve Dillingham will be stepping down

Nice of him to finally get around to it.

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Fuck this fucking fuck. And, as others have already said,

ROOT THEM ALL OUT.

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One less Biden has to boot.

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Stepping down to spend more time with his attorneys.

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So he TOOK the job to back TRUMP not do his Constitutional duty and now he’s running to hide before having to be held accountable for the crap they tried to pull using the courts…what a jerk.

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“Last week, Gustafson requested written answers from Dillingham about the circumstances of the data project and suggested she might seek to question Dillingham under oath as well. Dillingham has since clarified that work on the data projected has been ceased.”

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“Redistricting and Representation: Why Competitive Elections Are Bad for America.”

Dillingham. Tom Brunell. Ever the patriot.

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Corruption, We Hardly Knew Ye

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“'E’s buggered off. 'E’s scarpered.”

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Does this mean she doesn’t count anymore?

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Experts need to look at the current Census work and assess its flaws and decide whether to:

  1. Accept the Census as is,
  2. Fix any flaws if possible, or
  3. Redo the Census.

Field work was prematurely ended. In NM, Navajo counts were ongoing. Resuming field work in certain areas may be needed.

I was a Census enumerator who worked on parts of the Navajo res.

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Love it. Recognize anyone?

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The ‘Trump Baby’ blimp will live on in the Museum of London - CNN Style

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[That book is] by UT political scientist Tom Brunell, whose (provocative) argument is that the more ideologically homogeneous the polity (such as a Congressional district), the happier its voters are likely to be with their elected representative. Thus, when drawing political maps, the more “packing” of similar voters the better.

Counter-argument is left as an exercise!

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It’s amazing how so many of these people were shoved aside or tried to find the right bureaucratic justification to implement what they knew was wrong. Trump’s inner circle and loyal henchmen just took over with lightening speed, and the worker bees were just too shocked and outmanuevered to respond.

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