2020 Policy Tracker: Democracy

Census 2020


Joe Biden

Joe Biden’s campaign platform does not address the 2020 census. However, he discussed the topic on Twitter:

  • “Today’s decision from the court hopefully means there will not be a question on the 2020 Census, but we have much more work to do to ensure all voices are heard in our democracy.” — 11:53 AM · Jun 27, 2019

Additionally, In his “Build Back Better” plan, Biden will:

  • Apply the principles of Congressman Jim Clyburn’s 10-20-30 plan to ensure that federal dollars go to high-poverty areas that have long suffered disinvestment. 


Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s campaign platform does not address Census 2020. However, he has addressed the issue on Twitter

  • “Seems totally ridiculous that our government, and indeed Country, cannot ask a basic question of Citizenship in a very expensive, detailed and important Census, in this case for 2020. I have asked the lawyers if they can delay the Census, no matter how long, until the United States Supreme Court is given additional information from which it can make a final and decisive decision on this very critical matter. Can anyone really believe that as a great Country, we are not able the ask whether or not someone is a Citizen. Only in America!” — 12:37 PM · Jun 27, 2019