Census Bureau Admits Undercounting 5 Red States, Over Counting 6 Blue States

Bureau admitted mistakes in a recent report.

QUICK FACTS:
  • The United States Census Bureau undercounted five Republican-leaning states and overcounted six Democrat-held states.
  • The agency admitted its error in a report issued earlier in the month where they detailed how the state’s census numbers were found to be inaccurate.
  • The states that were undercounted include Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas, with five of the six going to Trump in both of the last elections.
  • The states that were overcounted include Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, and Utah, six of which are known to be politically Democrat strongholds.
  • “The data suggests that voters who twice voted to elect Trump over Democrat candidates were more likely to be undercounted in the 2020 Census than voters who backed Democrats against Trump in the last two elections,” Breitbart explains.
THE BUREAU’S STATEMENT ON THE MISCOUNTING:
  • “Achieving an accurate count for all 50 states and DC is always a difficult endeavor, and these results suggest it was difficult again in 2020, particularly given the unprecedented challenges we faced,” Census Bureau Director Robert Santos said in a statement.
  • “I continue to be proud of the efforts of our career staff and appreciative of our community partners,” Santos added. “Their collective talent, tenacity, and dedication to our mission enabled us to achieve a much better count than many thought was possible.”
BACKGROUND:
  • President Donald Trump grappled with the issue of who should and shouldn’t be counted on the census, many alleging Trump overcounted Republicans to benefit himself.
  • The results of the census have far-reaching implications for the political landscape, including, but not limited to, congressional representation and federal funding to the region.