Easy as 1, 2, 3? Challenges of the 2020 Census and Implications for Political Science

  title={Easy as 1, 2, 3? Challenges of the 2020 Census and Implications for Political Science},
  author={D. Sunshine Hillygus and Jesse Lopez},
The core political implications of the decennial census for American politics are well known — as the basis for reapportionment and redistricting — unfortunately, numerous challenges facing the 2020 enumeration, threatening the accuracy and utility of the data. In this paper, we outline key challenges to the 2020 Census, highlighting why political science should be interested not only in the outcomes of the decennial count but also in the process itself. 

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