ACLU says Census Bureau should stop driver license requests

A civil rights group is asking state motor vehicle agencies across the U.S. to reject a request from the U.S. Census Bureau for drivers' license records, saying it is part of a scheme to reduce the political power of minority groups

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A civil rights group is asking state motor vehicle agencies across the U.S. to reject a request from the U.S. Census Bureau for drivers' license records, saying it is part of a scheme to reduce the political power of minority groups.

The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday said in a statement that the Census Bureau should stop its efforts to gather state drivers' license information.

The ACLU was among several groups challenging the Trump administration's efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

The Census Bureau this week acknowledged their request was in response to the order.