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Rove Urges Conservatives to Fill Out Census

Monday, 05 Apr 2010 02:39 PM

Former Bush advisor Karl Rove is appearing in television ads encouraging people to fill out and return their 2010 Census forms.

In the U.S. Census Bureau spot, Rove hearkens back to the Founding Fathers to make his case to send back the form by the end of April, according to The Hill.

"One of my favorite founders is James Madison, principal author of the Constitution," Rove says. "He created an instrument of democracy by writing into the Constitution a requirement for a census every 10 years to ensure fair representation in Congress."

Rove’s participation may signal the concern among some Republicans that conservatives may not return their forms as an act of demonstration against the government. Many conservative activists have cheered on such efforts and Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., has stoked fears that the government could use the survey to intrusively gather information, The Hill reports.
The Census, taken every 10 years, is used to redraw congressional districts.

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