Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, expected to oversee the U.S. Census Bureau as the next commerce secretary, says she will "rely on the experts" at the agency to ensure the 2020 census is accurate.
Trump officials had directed the Census Bureau to use government records to produce data that a GOP strategist said would be "advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites" during redistricting.
President Biden has revoked Trump's policy of excluding unauthorized immigrants from a key count that the Constitution says must include the "whole number of persons in each state."
After whistleblowers revealed Director Steven Dillingham was quietly pushing for a "statistically indefensible" report, calls have been growing for him to leave before his term expires at year's end.
The Census Bureau has stopped trying to produce a count of unauthorized immigrants, ending the agency's role in Trump's bid to alter census numbers used for reallocating House seats, NPR has learned.
Whistleblowers told the Census Bureau's watchdog that Director Steven Dillingham's pushing them to make a report that would be "statistically indefensible" and could "tarnish" the bureau's reputation.
The Census Bureau has fallen further behind schedule in running quality checks on the 2020 census after uncovering more irregularities in the records, jeopardizing Trump's bid to alter a key count.
A little-known process determines your state's representation in Congress and the Electoral College. Trump wants to try to change it by excluding unauthorized immigrants for the first time in history.
The opinion said the case was "riddled with contingencies and speculation" that impede judicial review. The president has sought to use a census count that does not include undocumented immigrants.
The Census Bureau has yet to release the 2020 census results, which are undergoing quality checks. Based on government records, it estimates the population has grown by as much as 8.7% since 2010.
The number of 2020 census records requiring quality checks because of irregularities has ballooned into the millions. That may stop Trump from getting control of a key count before leaving office.
The Census Bureau may not be able to finish putting together a key census count before President Trump's term ends, internal documents obtained by the House Oversight Committee confirm.
In a 2-1 vote, the court tossed out a lawsuit, one of several working through the courts, that challenged a memo on excluding unauthorized immigrants from numbers that reset the Electoral College map.
The Census Bureau has found routine irregularities in the 2020 census that require more quality checks and determined it cannot deliver a key set of numbers to President Trump before his term ends.
The Biden-Harris administration is poised to revive proposals that could change how LGBTQ people and people with roots in the Middle East or North Africa can identify themselves for the next census.