Census count wraps up early amid questions about accuracy

Democrats in Congress criticized the Supreme Court decision as well as the agency’s effort to shorten the count. House Oversight and Reform Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., has for months backed an extension of the agency’s Dec. 31 deadline so the administration would not sacrifice accuracy.

“Under the Constitution, the federal government must conduct a complete and accurate Census, and this duty should not be trumped by adherence to a statutory deadline that never envisioned a once-in-a-generation pandemic and that experts have warned is impossible to meet without compromising the integrity of the Census,” Maloney said in a statement.

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