Editorial: Census Bureau needs more time, and Congress must act fast to make sure everyone gets counted

A pandemic that has killed more than 200,000 Americans, and the toxic politics of a presidential election year, have disrupted the taking of the 2020 Census. That’s worrisome for anybody whose life is touched in some way by federal spending — meaning, pretty much everybody. The census is not a quaint tradition or historical artifact; it’s a research project to gather, analyze and certify data that the federal government will utilize for a decade — including for apportionment of congressional seats. The pandemic’s effects could linger for some time, so information from the 2020 Census will be e…

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