Previously, the tactic of the administrative state within Census Bureau had been to stall and delay until the Biden administration in order to ensure that illegal aliens and their ghost districts for Democrats would remain part of the census. Now the Census Bureau admin state isn’t even pretending to stall anymore.
The U.S. Census Bureau has halted all work on President Trump’s directive to produce a state-by-state count of unauthorized immigrants that would have been used to alter a key set of census numbers, NPR has learned.
Senior career officials at the bureau instructed the internal team assigned to carry out Trump’s presidential memo to stand down and cease their work immediately on Tuesday night, according to a bureau employee who spoke to NPR on the condition of anonymity out of fear of retaliation in the workplace for speaking out.
The move by civil servants effectively ends the bureau’s participation in Trump’s bid to make an unprecedented change to who is counted in the 2020 census numbers that will be used to reallocate each state’s share of congressional seats and Electoral College votes for the next decade.
This is blatantly illegal. And unlike protesting Congress, senior career officials blocking the actions of the executive is an illegal seditious conspiracy.
But the only difference between 2021 and the last four years is that they aren’t pretending anymore.
And what this means is that the administrate state has gotten much bolder, going from its covert “resistance” routines after the inauguration to offering an open show of force.
Cleaning up the census was one of the biggest possible wins for this administration. The tainted census is one of the bases of illegal Democrat power. Once Justice Roberts defected though, and the administration stopped fighting it in court, it was all but doomed. The policy of expecting the bureau itself to clean up the results was always going to be futile. The administrative state pretended to work on it. Now it’s not pretending anymore.
The next Republican administration is going to have to figure out how to deal with that state which is the real governing authority, in fact, if not in name.