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  • The Harvard Mimeograph

    by Dan Bouk

    The story of the 1920 census shows how difficult it can be to disentangle the methodology of the Census from the political impact of the results. 



  • Representation Suffers When We Give Up on Census

    by Karim Michel Tiro

    The abrogation of the census count, if it is allowed to happen, would harm our ability to make sound decisions. It also would mark a further erosion of that basic fairness that is essential to any democratic republic worthy of the name.



  • 100 years ago, Congress threw out results of the census

    by Walter Reynolds Farley

    Census 2020 is far from the first census to set off bitter political fights. One hundred years ago, results from Census 1920 initiated a decadelong struggle about how to allocate a state’s seats in Congress.