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Karl Rove Cuts Census Ad

Republican strategist Karl Rove appears in a commercial for the U.S. Census Bureau and urges people to mail back their Census forms by the end of the month. Republicans are worried that anti-government sentiment will keep the very people that vote them into office from filling out the forms—and therefore they won’t be counted when federal and state legislative seats are apportioned. In the ad, the former George W. Bush adviser mentions James Madison as a pro-Constitution and pro-Census Founding Father. Rove told The Washington Post that he agreed to do the spot because "the Census settles apportionment of Congress and the current distrust of Washington should not discourage people from being counted."