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NAACP Lawsuit Claims Census Bureau is Unprepared for Count

NAACP Lawsuit Claims Census Bureau is Unprepared for Count Photo: WDIO/MGN

MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press
Created: January 13, 2020 02:09 PM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The NAACP is suing the U.S. Census Bureau, demanding that the agency send more workers into the field and spend more money on encouraging people to participate in the once-a-decade head count.

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The civil rights group and a majority African-American county in Maryland filed the lawsuit last Friday in federal court in Maryland.

It calls preparations for the 2020 count “conspicuously deficient” and claims the Census Bureau hasn't opened up enough field offices. The lawsuit also faulted the bureau for conducting limited testing, particularly when, for the first time, it is encouraging most respondents to answer the questionnaire online. 
 

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