My Two Census

Formerly the non-partisan watchdog of the 2010 US Census, and currently an opinion blog that covers all things political, media, foreign policy, globalization, and culture…but sometimes returning to its census/demographics roots.

Case Study: Florida

Elected officials have good reason to want the 2010 Census counts of their constituencies to be as accurate, errr, or as high, as possible. Today’s MSNBC article uses Florida as a case study that shows how significant population increases result in additional federal funding and representation in Congress. As the article states, there will be “winners or losers in congressional apportionment based on the 2010 census.” This begs the question: What tricks do elected officials have up their sleeves to prevent reapportionment and the loss of federal funding in the event that Census results harm their constituencies?

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