In a desperate bid to keep her seat, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is literally begging illegal immigrants in her district to fill out their U.S. Census form.
Fox News – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is coming under fire after urging illegal immigrants to participate in the upcoming census — with opponents saying her language was “anti-American,”
“We’re all going to get mailed a prompt to fill out the census in the next two weeks or so,” she said Thursday on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.” “And so I think what’s really important is that we all fill this out. It happens once every 10 years.”
“Every single person, no matter your documentation status, no matter your housing status, income, etc., is to be counted,” she said, before assuring viewers that the data included is “completely confidential” and not shared with other agencies.
AOC pleaded with the people living in her district by threatening taxpayer-provided benefits could be eliminated if every person doesn’t fill out their census forms. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez added that congressional seats could be lost, which is a very real possibility for the Socialist congresswoman.
The radical Democrat took her rhetoric a step further, as she actually coached illegal aliens watching the Late Night Show about how to fill out a census form used to count U.S. citizens. “So don’t worry if you’re having a creative living situation, it’s not going to be told to your landlord or anything crazy like that,” she said while laughing with Late Night host Seth Meyers.
The congressional seat of the radical congresswoman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, or “AOC,” who literally went from bartender to the de facto leader of the Democratic Party in the United States Congress could be in serious jeopardy.
A review by THE CITY, building on data and analysis by The Texas Tribune, suggests Ocasio-Cortez’ district could be particularly vulnerable to undercount because a little over a quarter of those living there are non-citizens.
That’s a higher percentage than any other congressional district in the state.
The freshman member of Congress, who became a national figure after her upset Democratic primary victory last year, surprised Parkchester passersby with a pop-up event promoting participation in the 2020 Census.
“Our strategy is all about building trust in the community before the enumerators even come to your door,” Ocasio-Cortez told THE CITY.
That trust is crucial in a district where 47% of residents are foreign-born, and fear of taking part in an official government count is expected to be widespread.
“There’s been an increased use of one’s immigration status as a form of intimidation,” she said.
For Ocasio-Cortez, a full Census count is more than a matter of making sure her district gets all the funds and services it’s due. In a sense, her own political fortunes could hang in the balance.
A Census undercount in Ocasio-Cortez’ district and elsewhere in the state could lead to the elimination of congressional districts — potentially setting off politically charged redistricting battles.
New York already is on track to lose up to two congressional seats during reapportionment due to population decline and slower rate of growth, according to a December report by Election Data Services.
Ocasio-Cortez has another problem, she’s not very popular in her own party.
The New York Post reports – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wasn’t just supporting women in announcing a slate of seven House candidates who’ll get cash from her Courage to Change PAC: The key fact is that two of them are challenging incumbents.
Indeed, she and her allies are now targeting several longtime local lawmakers, on the theory that they’re every bit as much of a problem as Republicans.
Already in hot water for refusing to pay dues to her caucus’ fundraising arm, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, she’s now devoting her resources instead to defeating Democrats.
Don’t be surprised when the established Democrats who’ll control redistricting after the 2020 Census does their best to eliminate her seat.