Hansi Lo Wang

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Biden To Make Historic Census Director Pick With Latinx Statistician Rob Santos

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

If confirmed by the Senate, Robert Santos, president of the American Statistical Association, would be the bureau's first permanent director of color overseeing the national count and major surveys.


COMIC: How Your State Wins Or Loses Political Power Through The Census

Monday, April 12, 2021

How much say your state has in Congress and the Electoral College is determined through a little-known, once-a-decade process based on the census.


Biden's Commerce Secretary, Gina Raimondo, Confirmed By Senate

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Gov. Gina Raimondo, the first woman to lead Rhode Island, is cutting short a second term as governor to oversee an eclectic portfolio of U.S. Commerce Department agencies, including the Census Bureau.


Immigration Hard-Liner Files Reveal 40-Year Bid Behind Trump's Census Obsession

Monday, February 15, 2021

The Trump administration tried and failed to accomplish a long-held desire of immigration hard-liners — a count of unauthorized immigrants to reshape Congress, the Electoral College and public policy.


6-Month Delay In Census Redistricting Data Could Throw Elections Into Chaos

Friday, February 12, 2021

To do more quality checks on the data needed for redrawing voting maps, the Census Bureau is now planning for a release by Sept. 30. The delay puts pressure on states facing tight election deadlines.


Census Numbers For Dividing Up House Seats Delayed Until April 30, Bureau Says

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

The 2020 census results used to determine representation in Congress and the Electoral College for the next decade will likely be released four months late, the U.S. Census Bureau announced Wednesday.


'Take The Politics Out Of The Census,' Biden's Commerce Pick Raimondo Says

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo, expected to oversee the U.S. Census Bureau as the next commerce secretary, says she will "rely on the experts" at the agency to ensure the 2020 census is accurate.


Biden Administration Tables Trump's Citizenship Data Request For Redistricting

Friday, January 22, 2021

Trump officials had directed the Census Bureau to use government records to produce data that a GOP strategist said would be "advantageous to Republicans and Non-Hispanic Whites" during redistricting.


Biden Ends Trump Census Policy, Ensuring All Persons Living In U.S. Are Counted

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

President Biden has revoked Trump's policy of excluding unauthorized immigrants from a key count that the Constitution says must include the "whole number of persons in each state."


Trump's Census Director To Quit After Trying To Rush Out 'Indefensible' Report

Monday, January 18, 2021

After whistleblowers revealed Director Steven Dillingham was quietly pushing for a "statistically indefensible" report, calls have been growing for him to leave before his term expires at year's end.


Census Bureau Stops Work On Trump's Request For Unauthorized Immigrant Count

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

The Census Bureau has stopped trying to produce a count of unauthorized immigrants, ending the agency's role in Trump's bid to alter census numbers used for reallocating House seats, NPR has learned.


Trump's Census Director Is Trying To Rush Out Data On Noncitizens, Watchdog Says

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Whistleblowers told the Census Bureau's watchdog that Director Steven Dillingham's pushing them to make a report that would be "statistically indefensible" and could "tarnish" the bureau's reputation.


Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo Is Biden's Commerce Secretary Pick

Thursday, January 07, 2021

If confirmed, Gov. Gina Raimondo, the first woman to lead Rhode Island, would oversee the Census Bureau as it finishes a fraught national count that has been upended by COVID-19 and Trump officials.


Trump's Census Plan In Peril As Bureau Expects February Release Of Count Results

Monday, January 04, 2021

The Census Bureau has fallen further behind schedule in running quality checks on the 2020 census after uncovering more irregularities in the records, jeopardizing Trump's bid to alter a key count.


COMIC: How Your State Gets Power Via The Census (And What Trump Wants To Change)

Thursday, December 31, 2020

A little-known process determines your state's representation in Congress and the Electoral College. Trump wants to try to change it by excluding unauthorized immigrants for the first time in history.


Census To Miss Year-End Deadline For Delivering Numbers For House Seats

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Behind schedule and struggling to fix irregularities in the count, the Census Bureau is working toward Jan. 9 as the next date in the process for releasing results, a bureau employee tells NPR.


A Delay In Census Results Would Hinder States' Redistricting Efforts

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Census results may be delayed because of the pandemic. That means states with big statewide elections in 2021 are between a rock and a hard place when it comes to redistricting.


Supreme Court Punts Census Case, Giving Trump An Iffy Chance To Alter Numbers

Friday, December 18, 2020

The opinion said the case was "riddled with contingencies and speculation" that impede judicial review. The president has sought to use a census count that does not include undocumented immigrants.


Census Estimates U.S. Population As High As 336 Million Ahead Of Actual Count

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Census Bureau has yet to release the 2020 census results, which are undergoing quality checks. Based on government records, it estimates the population has grown by as much as 8.7% since 2010.


Millions Of Census Records May Be Flawed, Jeopardizing Trump's Bid To Alter Count

Saturday, December 05, 2020

The number of 2020 census records requiring quality checks because of irregularities has ballooned into the millions. That may stop Trump from getting control of a key count before leaving office.