Leaked Census Document Warns of Possible 'Serious Errors' in 2020 Count

Government Executive: The Census Bureau is concerned about errors and inaccuracies threatening its decennial count, according to an internal document made available by House Democrats, as the agency attempts to complete its work under a compressed time frame.

Census had sought to push back its deadlines after getting off to a late start earlier this year due to the novel coronavirus, but abruptly scratched those plans after Congress failed to adjust its statutory deadlines. While bureau officials have publicly said the integrity of the count would not be impacted, the leaked presentation warned a series of options for adjusting plans or eliminating activities would all create risks.

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