The essential farce continues.
Plenty of businesses are still shut down, but when it comes to the political interests of Democrats, the pandemic is no longer a concern.
The Census Bureau had tried to wrap up the count in locations where the completion rate had largely been achieved. Now the Census Bureau had already sent out its forms and envelopes. A Census employee had already knocked on a door at least once or twice.
But that’s not good enough. And so Judge Lucy Koh, an Obama appointee, predictably decided to interfere with the Census Bureau’s work, by demanding that it go on for as long as it takes until every Democrat illegal alien is counted at least twice.
I’m exaggerating. But not by that much.
A federal judge on Saturday ordered the Trump administration to temporarily stop “winding down or altering any Census field operations.” The order applies nationwide.
The Census operates under executive authority. There’s no role for judges in determining when it should wind down operations. But there was also no role in preventing administrations from restoring the citizenship question until Czar Roberts decided otherwise.
And here we are.
Democrats are using the judiciary to essentially rule without being elected to a previously unimaginable degree, micromanaging every operation.
Groups protesting the move said the practice risked undercounting minority groups, including both legal and undocumented immigrants.
We wouldn’t want to undercount the illegal aliens who make up the Democrat base.
At a hearing Friday, a government attorney argued the administration was only winding down operations in places where more than 85% to 90% of households were considered complete.The Census Bureau, however, can mark as complete a household that has not responded to repeated mailings or several door knocks — and critics say additional attempts to contact the household could make a difference.
If people haven’t answered repeated mailings or door knocks, maybe they’re not going to answer? Is it really the government’s job to persistently harass people until… never mind. We all know the Democrat answer to that one. Yes and yes.