Republican Party tries to hustle you with a fundraiser disguised as a census form

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is sending fundraising mailers in California and other states that look like the official U.S. census, a move critics worry will confuse people and skew actual census results.

The mailers are labeled “2020 Congressional District Census” and are sent in envelopes reading: “Do Not Destroy. Official Document.” The envelope contains a questionnaire on blue paper in a similar format to the actual census, and includes questions on political policies and stances…

The questionnaire does include fine print identifying it as a Republican piece of mail, stating near the top that it is “commissioned by the Republican Party” and in smaller print noting it’s paid for by the RNC…

The official 2020 census is expected to be mailed in March. Census survey documents are issued from the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Census Bureau and do not ask for money.

The Republican Party already has access to more money than the average small country. You have to wonder why this clown show is doing something so smarmy. Maybe it’s just to impress the boss. Win a weekend at Mar-a-lago with the best hustle of ordinary Republican voters?

2 thoughts on “Republican Party tries to hustle you with a fundraiser disguised as a census form

  1. Полезный идиот says:

    “Sabotage is a deliberate action aimed at weakening a polity [IE: a form or process of civil government or constitution], effort, or organization through subversion, obstruction, disruption, or destruction. One who engages in sabotage is a saboteur. Saboteurs typically try to conceal their identities because of the consequences of their actions.
    Any unexplained adverse condition might be sabotage. Sabotage is sometimes called tampering, meddling, tinkering, malicious pranks, malicious hacking, a practical joke, or the like to avoid needing to invoke legal and organizational requirements for addressing sabotage.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabotage
    “A fifth column is any group of people who undermine a larger group from within, usually in favor of an enemy group or nation. The activities of a fifth column can be overt or clandestine. Forces gathered in secret can mobilize openly to assist an external attack.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_column

  2. ...and for his next trick says:

    “Census Bureau will finish count earlier than expected, deliver data to Trump : The bureau’s director says it “continues its work on meeting the requirements” of the president’s request to exclude undocumented immigrants.” https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/03/census-bureau-data-trump-391146
    “This latest scheme is nothing more than a partisan attempt at manipulating the census to benefit the president’s allies, but it plainly violates the U.S. Constitution and federal laws, and cannot stand,” said former attorney general Eric Holder, whose nonprofit group is supporting a lawsuit seeking to halt the administration’s move.
    “Trump Administration Is Discontinuing the Census Count a Month Early. But Why?” https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/08/trump-administration-discontinuing-census-count-month-early.html
    “Don’t let Trump steal the census” https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-trumps-war-on-the-census-escalates-20200804-wza5xktegfbbxablov56bsnobq-story.html

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