June 27, 2019

Kaine Statement On Supreme Court Census And Gerrymandering Decisions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on the Supreme Court’s decisions in Department of Commerce v. New York, Rucho v. Common Cause, and Lamone v. Benisek:

“I’m pleased the citizenship question will remain off the census for now, and I hope it will stay off. Turning the census into an ideological tool to intimidate immigrants is immoral and could result in Virginia being undercounted next year, reducing our fair share of federal dollars.

“I’m disappointed the Supreme Court will allow partisan gerrymandering to continue plaguing our system. Voters should pick their leaders, not the other way around.”

In April, Senator Kaine cosigned an amicus curiae brief urging the Supreme Court to rule against the Trump Administration’s citizenship question.