Supreme Court Allows Administration to End Census

Count will stop October 15. 

The Supreme Court announced on Tuesday that it would be upholding the Trump Administration’s plan to end the count of the 2020 census in October. The Court did not indicate their reasoning for the decision, and only Justice Sotomayor dissented saying that “the harms associated with an inaccurate census are avoidable and intolerable.”

The U.S. Census Bureau will therefore be concluding the 2020 census count this month. The original 2020 census timeline had an original deadline of July 31 prior to the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. In recent months, the 2020 census had several proposed end dates until this Supreme Court decision.

The census takes place every ten years and has implications on the number of representatives each state gets in Congress, and the number of electoral college votes each state receives. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That the Department of Commerce would tabulate the census accurately.
  • For the Census Bureau to be used by God to bring about an accurate representation of the nation’s population.
  • For the federal government to obtain an accurate count of citizens in the nation. 

Sources: NY Times, AP, CNN


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