WASHINGTON – The U.S. Census Bureau is announcing yet another delay on releasing population numbers.
The delay will impact on the re-drawing of new districts for state legislatures and the House of Representatives which happens every ten years.
The usual deadline is March 31. Last month, the agency pushed it back to July 31. It now says the deadline is September 30.
The Census count has been delayed by the pandemic and by the Trump Administration’s efforts to exclude non-citizens from the count.
A number of democratic political organizations focused on redistricting worry that the delays will give republicans an advantage in future elections.