DNC Chair Tom Perez recently appeared on MSNBC and was talking about the citizenship question being added to the census. He called it a form of voter suppression. In doing so, he is admitting that illegal immigrants vote and also showing that Democrats count on those votes to win elections.
Here’s the transcript via Real Clear Politics:
KATY TUR: Good. Senator Jim Inhofe says this is all about accurately assessing the number of citizens. Shouldn’t the government have the ability to know who is inside this country?
THOMAS PEREZ: I agree that accuracy accounts, and the census is the constitutionally mandated requirement that you count the number of persons in the United States, not the number of citizens. The census is not a political tool for hyper-partisan activity and that’s exactly what the Trump administration is trying to do.