House Oversight panel calls on GOP to stop sending 'census' mailers

Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee on Thursday demanded that the Republican National Committee (RNC) stop sending mailers labeled as a district "census" that could be misinterpreted as official census forms.

In a letter spearheaded by Oversight committee Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) to RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, Democrats asked the RNC to "immediately" stop sending letters, social media posts and other communications that appear to resemble official Census Bureau documents.

“Distributing these materials as Census operations begin around the country could mislead Americans, reduce Census participation, and harm the accuracy of the Census," they wrote.

Oversight panel members asked that the RNC respond within a week by next Thursday.

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