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It Only Takes a Few People to Change Your State’s Congressional Seats

Denise Lu, Illustrations by Rose Wong New York Times
Every 10 years, a state’s population determines how many seats it gets in Congress. A small number of people can make a big difference. Here’s a look at just how many people it can take to change, or almost change, representation in Congress.

Trump’s Attacks on Census Go Well Beyond Citizenship Question

Sasha Abramsky Truthout
The Trump administration has, in keeping with GOP spending priorities over a number of years, consistently asked for Census Bureau budgets that don’t even begin to keep pace with the financial needs of the Bureau as Census 2020 approaches.

A Better Count

Mike Maciag Governing
The 2020 census is plagued by uncertainties. Here's how some places are preparing.

An Insidious Way to Underrepresent Minorities

Gary D. Bass & Adrien Schless-Meier The American Prospect
Cuts in U.S. Census funding threaten to produce an undercount of minorities and the poor and to reduce their share of federal aid.
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