Who Rigged the Census?

  

Category:  Op/Ed

Via:  vic-eldred  •  one month ago  •  70 comments

By:   The Editorial Board (WSJ)

Who Rigged the Census?
Under-counts may have cost Florida and Texas another House seat.

S E E D E D   C O N T E N T



Well, well. Remember how Democrats accused the Trump Administration of trying to rig the 2020 Census? Now a Census Bureau study reveals that Republican-leaning states may have been hurt by mistaken under-counts.

On Thursday the bureau published the results of its post-enumeration analysis, which it does after every Census to identify errors in the count. Its study found that 14 states were over- or under-counted by statistically significant margins. Compare that to 2010 when the bureau's post-hoc analysis found that all the state population counts were more or less accurate.

States with large over-counts include Hawaii (6.8%), Delaware (5.5%), Rhode Island (5.1%), Minnesota (3.8%), New York (3.4%), Utah (2.6%), Massachusetts (2.2%) and Ohio (1.5%). Those under-counted by big margins include Arkansas (5%), Tennessee (4.8%), Mississippi (4.1%), Florida (3.5%), Illinois (2%) and Texas (1.9%).

Texas was under-counted by about 570,000 people while New York was over-counted by 695,000. That’s a lot of people. Yet the findings aren’t shocking. We  noted last spring  when the results from the reapportionment were announced that the Census counts diverged sharply from the bureau’s 2020 population estimates in many of these states.

The inaccuracies may have cost Florida and Texas an additional House seat and given Rhode Island and Minnesota one they shouldn’t have received. New York might have also lost another House seat if the Census were more accurate. So how did the bureau get the counts so wrong? The bureau blames the pandemic.

But recall that progressives in autumn 2020 sued to kick the reapportionment into the Biden Administration. By law the Census was supposed to be complete by Dec. 31. Yet Democrats claimed that bureaucrats needed more time to do post-survey accuracy checks. They got their way. Whatever accuracy checks the bureau used, they evidently failed.

This week’s report notes that over-counts were partly due to people or census workers filling out duplicate surveys. For households that didn’t respond to the survey, bureaucrats imputed how many people live at an address using other government data such as welfare benefits or literally their best hunch. Surprise—they often guessed wrong.

Progressives say that Democratic states simply worked harder to increase Census response rates. That’s no doubt true. But they also fanned conspiracy theories that the Trump Administration was trying to reduce minority survey responses to deny federal benefits. This may have had a motivating effect as voter suppression accusations sometimes do.

It’s too late to change the reapportionment, but the Administration should take the new data into account in federal funding formulas. If Republicans take control of the House, an oversight investigation into the Census seems warranted.


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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Vic Eldred    one month ago

Another "mistake".....all going in one direction!

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Masters Principal
1.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

Shocked I tell you!!......................../S

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1.1.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @1.1    one month ago

They waited for Biden and his handlers.  No wonder few people trust government or the media.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
1.1.2  CB   replied to  Vic Eldred @1.1.1    one month ago

So it would seem this country, this 'family' is in dire straits. We simply do not trust each other. We are becoming a proverb: A house divided! And if we do not stop this SHIT we will tank this country once and for all. Once we undermine our own foundation (like it's sport!) we may never ascend to the heights of exceptionalism again.

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
Professor Participates
1.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    one month ago

"Democratic states simply worked harder to increase Census response rates. That’s no doubt true."

Awww, apparently Republicans, especially those with warped views of 'government oversight', underreported. How fucking sad for them.

 
 
 
Ronin2
Professor Quiet
2  Ronin2    one month ago

Another Biden Administration fuck up. Of course it is one that is in their favor; so that is all that will matter to the left. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
2.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Ronin2 @2    one month ago

They really do have the dirty touch.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
2.2  CB   replied to  Ronin2 @2    one month ago

Keep looking for 'fall-guys and gals" and see where the children of the future end up! It ain't pretty, and when future analysis is done it will point back to "US" as the stupids who did not see it coming one way or the other. We, collectively, rightly or wrongly will be charged for this lunacy of ditching this country over selfish interests and other bull patties.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.2.1  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  CB @2.2    one month ago
children of the future

Good Steve Miller and Boz Scaggs album.

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
2.2.2  CB   replied to  Drinker of the Wry @2.2.1    one month ago

I don't know about that (one) but I can tell you this much. "Mr. one-liner," this stupid shit 'we're' collectively setting up to happen is going to cause this country's reputation big time. And, most of us, will not be around to reap what some stubborn and stupid reprobates insist on letting occur! It took a "h" time build this country's positive brand and now it is being made toxic by somebody who knows (or should know) what that looks and 'lives' like!

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
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2.2.3  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  CB @2.2.2    one month ago
And, most of us, will not be around to reap what some stubborn and stupid reprobates insist on letting occur!

Reprobates?

It took a "h" time build this country's positive brand and now it is being made toxic by somebody who knows (or should know) what that looks and 'lives' like!

Huh?

 
 
 
SteevieGee
Senior Silent
2.3  SteevieGee  replied to  Ronin2 @2    one month ago

This kind of thing can happen when you stop counting 2 months early.

 
 
 
Thomas
Sophomore Guide
3  Thomas    one month ago

So what populations/demographics were undercounted? Overcounted?

How do you know that the numbers after the delay in the apportionment were purposely manipulated to give some states more or less congressional seats? In the opinion this is a critical piece of information that is not given. I don't think that this evidence exists, but you are more than welcome to try and produce it.

Honestly, I think that you (and the editorial board of the WSJ) are looking for a Boogey-man under every rock and behind any bush. Allusion mixed with illusion can lead to some strange conclusions well departed from reality.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Thomas @3    one month ago

Use the reply button so that I'll know the questions were directed to me.


So what populations/demographics were undercounted? Overcounted?

The article does not contain that breakdown. It seems to be based on the total state tally.


How do you know that the numbers after the delay in the apportionment were purposely manipulated to give some states more or less congressional seats? 

We only know that, as I noted, the mistakes tend to go in one direction.


Honestly, I think that you (and the editorial board of the WSJ) are looking for a Boogey-man under every rock and behind any bush. 

It seems that we never have to look very far.



Next

 
 
 
Thomas
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3.1.1  Thomas  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1    one month ago
Use the reply button so that I'll know the questions were directed to me.

Thank you for the basic instruction. If I had meant for it to be solely directed at you I would have hit the "reply" button.  

So, if you have no real evidence of actual malfeasance, aren't they and you just stirring the pot to rile up the base?

Next.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3.1.2  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Thomas @3.1.1    one month ago
If I had meant for it to be solely directed at you I would have hit the "reply" button.  

Good to know. In the future I won't waste my time.

 
 
 
Thomas
Sophomore Guide
3.1.3  Thomas  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.2    one month ago

Swoosh! 

You almost had that one. Maybe if you direct your energies at truly answering my questions in good faith we can actually have a productive conversation.

Talk about wasting time....

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.1.4  Tessylo  replied to  Thomas @3.1.3    one month ago
"You almost had that one. Maybe if you direct your energies at truly answering my questions in good faith we can actually have a productive conversation. Talk about wasting time...."

I second that!

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.1.5  Tessylo  replied to  Thomas @3.1.1    one month ago
"So, if you have no real evidence of actual malfeasance, aren't they and you just stirring the pot to rile up the base?"

You are correct sir!

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
Masters Principal
3.1.6  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @3.1.4    one month ago

Of course you do without looking at Vic's actual response and seeing he provided answers to the questions posed. That the recipient didn't like the answers is the true waste of time. 

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
3.1.7  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1    one month ago
The article does not contain that breakdown. It seems to be based on the total state tally.

The bureau’s Post-Enumeration Survey estimates the Black and Hispanic populations were undercounted, while Asian and non-Hispanic white populations were overcounted.

The largest noted discrepancy for any racial group was for American Indian and Alaska Native populations living on reservations, with an estimated undercount of 5.64%. It’s been a persistent issue, as the same group was undercounted by 4.88% in the 2010 Census.

If this census count was rigged then almost every census before this once was as well.../s

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
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3.1.8  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @3.1.7    one month ago

Based on the Census department formula for determining race, none of it makes any sense.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
3.1.9  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.8    one month ago
Based on the Census department formula for determining race, none of it makes any sense.

White is white, not that difficult.

 
 
 
Thomas
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3.1.10  Thomas  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @3.1.6    one month ago
...answering my questions in good faith...

I did look at the response. I read it and replied. His flippant tone and dismissive attitude meant (to me) that he was not interested in determining the truthfulness of his (et al) assertions, but was merely trying to make it appear as if the "Deep State" was aligned for blue and against red states. If someone really cares about an allegation, I should think that they would put forth more effort in proving the allegation than to say "The article does not contain that breakdown. It seems to be based on the total state tally." This noted lack of effort means he was only preaching to the choir. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3.1.11  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kavika @3.1.9    one month ago

Sen Ted Cruz and his family are not considered white by the US Census


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Kavika
Professor Principal
3.1.12  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.11    one month ago
Sen Ted Cruz and his family are not considered white by the US Census

OMG, so he can claim minority status now. How about his wife, is she a white minority?

I'm considered Native American by the US census, also my parents/grandparents and all relatives going back 100 generations consider me NA. So I don't have a problem with not knowing what I am. How about you, Vic what are you considered?

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
3.1.13  CB   replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.11    one month ago

Curious. What 'standard' or method is the bureau using to determine Cruz's race?

 
 
 
SteevieGee
Senior Silent
3.1.14  SteevieGee  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.11    one month ago

My census form asked me what my race was.  How did Cruz answer his?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
3.1.15  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  SteevieGee @3.1.14    one month ago
How did Cruz answer his?

I don’t know, how did you answer yours?

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
3.1.16  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  CB @3.1.13    one month ago

Why wouldn’t they let him self-identify like everyone else?

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
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3.1.17  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  SteevieGee @3.1.14    one month ago
How did Cruz answer his?

White Christian conservative without a doubt. Do they have a box for Cuban, Irish, Italian born in Canada?

 
 
 
Split Personality
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3.1.18  Split Personality  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.11    one month ago
Sen Ted Cruz and his family are not considered white by the US Census

Show us his census form please?

Theodore Raphael Cruz can certainly claim he's Hispanic, in fact it's required by law.

The 1997 OMB standards defined “Hispanic or Latino” as “A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race.”” 2020 Census Frequently Asked Questions About Race and Ethnicity

Since Heidi claims to be Danish-Irish she's white by any Census definition,

as are her two daughters.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
3.1.19  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Split Personality @3.1.18    one month ago
Sen Ted Cruz and his family are not considered white by the US Census

How Teddy self-identifies is what’s important.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3.1.20  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Split Personality @3.1.18    one month ago

"The Census did this really big, comprehensive project where they sent out 17 different alternative questionnaires of the 2010 Census. And some of those were a combined question, where they actually put Hispanic or Latino in there, alongside racial groups. So they had more than 750 households involved in this, and they went back and they interviewed about one in six of those individuals who filled out that form. They got a telephone re-interview, where they got called back.

"You checked white for your race. Is that how you identify in your daily life? Is that how other people see you?"

They found that for Latinos, those who checked white did not identify with the term. So about half of Latinos who checked white on the Census, when they called them back, a very nominal amount of them thought of themselves as white. [The interviewers] asked them, "So why did you check this?" And they said, "Because there was nothing else. I don't fit anywhere else. There's nothing else to put. "

The combined question model doesn't actually call Latino a race. The question asks about a person's race or origin, so they just put them together. It has white and black and it has an option for Hispanic or Latino origin, and it says "check all that apply." And that's an important component because for some people it's a race and for others it may be an origin. Somebody may think of themselves as racially black and ethnically Hispanic. This gives them the option so they can mark, "I am black and I am Hispanic." If they feel like Hispanic/Latino is their sole identification in those categories, they can just mark that.

And so it worked really, really well for them: about 80 percent of Latinos put just Hispanic or Latino for the combined model, and the number of people who checked white went from being half to between 9 and 16 percent, depending on which of the questionnaires they were using. It dramatically decreased the number of Latinos who checked white."





That's why it was done when the left had power

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3.1.21  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.20    one month ago

As for Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father. He shouldn't have to check a Hispanic box.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
3.1.22  Kavika   replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.21    one month ago
As for Ted Cruz,the Texas Republican was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father. He shouldn't have to check a Hispanic box.

So what box should he check, the ''wannabe white'' box?

 
 
 
Thomas
Sophomore Guide
3.1.23  Thomas  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.20    one month ago

That's one hell of a non sequitur. Kind of like posting a pie recipe and then saying," that's why I tie my shoes."

So I will ask what, precisely, does the phrasing of the question of the race of the individuals surveyed have to do with

That's why it was done when the left had power

???

 
 
 
Thomas
Sophomore Guide
3.1.24  Thomas  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.21    one month ago
He shouldn't have to check a Hispanic box
What if he wanted to? 

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
3.1.25  Dulay  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.8    one month ago
Based on the Census department formula for determining race, none of it makes any sense.

There is NO 'Census department formula' Vic. In the census, race is self-determined. 

You seem to recognize that fact in your comments. So WHY do you claim that none of it makes any sense. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3.1.26  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Dulay @3.1.25    one month ago

Allow me your honor:

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"But the census doesn't just study race in America—the terminology used in census forms can also define it."

It took decades for the census to reflect Hispanic and Latino cultures. One of the most startling inconsistencies within census race categories is the word "Mexican," which was introduced in 1930, eliminated in 1940 and did not appear again until 1970. Mexican-Americans, Hispanics and Latinos were officially considered "white" until the change was made, which coincided with  the Chicano civil rights movement .

The changes reflect growing awareness of racial and ethnic diversity, but also show the ways in which government endorses the language of race. In 1930, "Black" was changed to "Negro" on census forms. Forty years later, during a period of  fierce public debate , the Census Bureau changed the category to "Negro or Black." In 2000, the census began listing "Black, African-American or Negro" instead—and for the first time, people could report more than one race."

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-us-census-defines-race-america-180957189/#:~:text=In%201930%2C%20%22Black%22%20was%20changed%20to%20%22Negro%22%20on,time%2C%20people%20could%20report%20more%20than%20one%20race.




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The Defense rests.

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
3.1.27  Dulay  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.26    one month ago

As is your MO, you failed to address my comment or answer my question Vic. 

Your 'defense' fails. 

Your own linked article mentions NOTHING about a 'formula for determining race' which YOU claim exists. 

In short, just another deflection on your part and an utter failure to support your statement. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3.1.28  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Dulay @3.1.27    one month ago

Why did you disappear?

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
3.1.29  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @3.1.6    one month ago

I wasn't talking to you or Vic

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
3.1.30  Dulay  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.28    one month ago

WTF are you babbling about now Vic? 

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
3.1.31  Dulay  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.20    one month ago

I note that Thomas hit the reply button and you STILL failed to answer his question. 

I'll ask another:

WHY do you continue to post links to articles that fail to address the comment and/or question you are pretending to replying to? 

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1.32  devangelical  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.2    one month ago
In the future I won't waste my time.

you're quitting NT???

 
 
 
afrayedknot
Freshman Quiet
3.1.33  afrayedknot  replied to  devangelical @3.1.32    one month ago

No chance. It is one of those things where given a voice means more than what any singular voice may hope to offer. On that opportunity we can all agree. 

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
3.1.34  Split Personality  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @3.1.19    one month ago

He was Hispanic when it's convenient. 

Now he seems to be "post Hispanic".

Cuban American descendant.

 
 
 
Drinker of the Wry
Freshman Principal
3.1.35  Drinker of the Wry  replied to  Split Personality @3.1.34    one month ago
Now he seems to be "post Hispanic".

We are for self-identification are we not?

 
 
 
Split Personality
Professor Principal
3.1.36  Split Personality  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @3.1.35    one month ago

Apparently not or Rachel Dolezal would still be a president of an NAACP chapter,

lol.

Anyhow, for the census, it's nice to have extra data but the only thing that counts 

are the total number of living/breathing humans in a household on a particular day.

As evidenced by Vic's excerpt from the Smithsonian, the government has changed

designations way too many times for it to be meaningful other than to people

emotionally invested in certain identifiers or retarded by politics and conspiracies.

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
3.1.37  Sparty On  replied to  Drinker of the Wry @3.1.35    one month ago

Only with gender pronouns.

He, she, zie, sie, it, etc, etc ......

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
3.1.38  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Dulay @3.1.31    one month ago
I note that Thomas hit the reply button

He found it? God Bless him. I knew he could do it!


WHY do you continue to post links to articles that fail to address the comment and/or question you are pretending to replying to? 

That sounds backwards. I posted this seed to demonstrate liberal projection.

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
3.1.39  Dulay  replied to  Vic Eldred @3.1.38    one month ago
That sounds backwards.

What part are you confused about Vic? 

I posted this seed to demonstrate liberal projection.

Then you failed miserably to meet your goal.

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
3.2  Dulay  replied to  Thomas @3    one month ago
Allusion mixed with illusion can lead to some strange conclusions well departed from reality.

Yet the seeder invariably chooses seeds with that very agenda. 

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
3.2.1  Sparty On  replied to  Dulay @3.2    one month ago

Opinions on that do vary ..... greatly in this case

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
3.2.2  Dulay  replied to  Sparty On @3.2.1    one month ago

Thank you for another one of your redundant 'rinse and repeat' replies. 

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Sparty On
Professor Principal
3.2.3  Sparty On  replied to  Dulay @3.2.2    one month ago

You are most welcome.    
Your comments usually need all the help they can get.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4  devangelical    one month ago

tsk, tsk, tsk. victims of another unproven conspiracy...

gee, when was the census taken and who pressured the census bureau to complete the count?

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
4.1  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  devangelical @4    one month ago
another unproven conspiracy...

Starting with the Russia hoax

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.2  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @4    one month ago
"tsk, tsk, tsk. victims of another unproven conspiracy..."

All they got.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
PhD Guide
4.3  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  devangelical @4    one month ago
another unproven conspiracy

Like video and pictures with Russian Hookers?

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
4.3.1  devangelical  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @4.3    one month ago

what does melania have to do with the census?

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
PhD Guide
4.3.2  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  devangelical @4.3.1    one month ago

kamala harris actually come to mind.

 
 
 
Tessylo
Professor Principal
4.3.3  Tessylo  replied to  devangelical @4.3.1    one month ago

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Sparty On
Professor Principal
5  Sparty On    one month ago

Democrats theme song:

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
PhD Guide
5.1  Jeremy Retired in NC  replied to  Sparty On @5    one month ago

I thought it was this

 
 
 
Sparty On
Professor Principal
5.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @5.1    one month ago

Lol .... I’m not familiar with that one but I’m sure it applies to a few of them.    Even a couple here 

 
 
 
Dismayed Patriot
Professor Participates
5.2  Dismayed Patriot  replied to  Sparty On @5    one month ago
Democrats theme song

Republicans theme song...

 
 
 
CB
Professor Principal
6  CB     one month ago

A better look a the Democratic Party model of life: Rather than any twisted jrSmiley_115_smiley_image.png perspective: (Pushing back against the noise!)

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Enjoy peace (and quiet inside) for once in a while.

 
 
 
Dulay
Professor Principal
7  Dulay    one month ago
But recall that progressives in autumn 2020 sued to kick the reapportionment into the Biden Administration.

No link, no reference. NADA. 

By law the Census was supposed to be complete by Dec. 31.

The Census WAS complete by Dec. 31, 2020. 

Yet Democrats claimed that bureaucrats needed more time to do post-survey accuracy checks.

Utter bullshit. First of all, the WSJ conflated the statutory Dec. 31 completion date with the release of the post-survey analysis, which has NO statutory release deadline. Secondly, the release of the survey delays was announced by TRUMP'S Census Bureau. 

They got their way. Whatever accuracy checks the bureau used, they evidently failed.

Again, the TRUMP Census Bureau announced release dates in Dec. 2020, long before Biden took office.

That documented FACT is available for anyone curious enough to review their website for themselves, rather than swilling the BS from a bias editorial board.

Democrats had NOTHING to do with delaying data. NOTHING.

BTFW, it's pretty hypocritical to claim that 'they evidently failed' while simultaneously citing the resulting data as fact.

It'd be great if the WSJ Editorial Board would plant their feet and make a stand.   

Progressives say that Democratic states simply worked harder to increase Census response rates.

Again, no link, no reference. NADA. 

Just another proclamation. I'd love to know exactly how the fuck the WSJ thinks 'Democratic states' accomplished that and perhaps explain why 'Republican states' didn't? 

That’s no doubt true.

No doubt? 

Actually, since there is NO evidence in the article to support that statement, there is plenty of doubt. 

But they also fanned conspiracy theories that the Trump Administration was trying to reduce minority survey responses to deny federal benefits.

Trump issued a Presidential memo to do just that. It isn't a conspiracy theory, it's a fucking FACT. 

This may have had a motivating effect as voter suppression accusations sometimes do.

Now THAT is a conspiracy theory. 

 
 

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