Well, that's probably an important thing to know.
The United States Census Bureau admitted recently that they just happened to "significantly" miscount the number of people in 14 of the states.
That's more than a quarter of the states where the numbers are seriously off in one direction or the other.
Yeah, that's a pretty big oops.
They've already redistricted states and changed congressional apportionment based on these numbers.
A follow-up survey the bureau conducted to measure the national tally's accuracy found significant net undercount rates in six states: Arkansas (5.04%), Florida (3.48%), Illinois (1.97%), Mississippi (4.11%), Tennessee (4.78%) and Texas (1.92%).
It also uncovered significant net overcount rates in eight states — Delaware (5.45%), Hawaii (6.79%), Massachusetts (2.24%), Minnesota (3.84%), New York (3.44%), Ohio (1.49%), Rhode Island (5.05%) and Utah (2.59%).
Well, would you look at that?
Blue states that we all knew were losing population, like New York and Hawaii, were overcounted and then red states like Florida, Texas, and Tennessee were undercounted.
I'm sure the rapidity of movement from blue to red states made the counting even more difficult, it's just funny that it ended up being miscounted in a direction that helps Democrats for the next decade.
From Daily Caller:
The Census Bureau report cites several unique challenges posed to conducting the 2020 census. The most obvious of these was the COVID-19 pandemic, which the Bureau said complicated the field work it uses to arrive at population counts. The report also cited political controversies surrounding the 2020 census, including a proposed citizenship question from the Trump administration and changes to the non-response follow-up procedures.
In March, the Bureau said that, on a nationwide basis, the 2020 census undercounted black, Latino and Native American populations while overcounting white Americans. However, the Bureau does not intend to release state-level over- and under-count metrics divided by race or ethnicity. During a Wednesday briefing, officials said they are already using the report to better prepare for the 2030 census.
There's no doubt that summer 2020 was just a bad time to try to conduct the census.
There's a certain irony here that we can't even trust the government to do a basic thing like, you know, count.
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