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Starr: An Efficient Census is Necessary For Effective Democracy

Starr: An Efficient Census is Necessary For Effective Democracy

By Kennedie Starr, Opinion Writer

October 1, 2019

When the Constitution was drafted and ratified by the Founders, they decided that direct taxation and each state’s number of representatives would be determined by population. The apportionment procedure is codified in the Constitution under Article 1, section 2 and was modified with the passage of ...

Edwards: The Manipulative Motive Behind a Census Citizenship Question

Edwards: The Manipulative Motive Behind a Census Citizenship Question

By Sheely Edwards, Assistant Opinion Editor

July 14, 2019

  In preparation for the decennial census, the Federal Government has to prepare and print more than 1.5 billion sheets of paper to be mailed out in 2020. Printing begins six months early in order to ensure that the questionnaire is ready in time. So far, it seems that the Trump administration has m...

Alvarado: Electoral Districts Are a Threat to Democracy

Alvarado: Electoral Districts Are a Threat to Democracy

By Andrea Alvarado

November 27, 2018

  A representative democracy is designed to safeguard the interests of the population. Electoral districts must be redrawn every ten years by the state legislature, which in the state of Utah, has been overwhelmingly Republican. This tradition has allowed Republicans to manufacture districts to fav...

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