Part of the biggest problem is the fact the Constitution says an enumeration which is an actual count and we don’t do that.
For instance there was a big stink in Chicago, census takers were going to high rise apartments and no one would let them in so after two tries they mark building vacant. Some of these were over 50 units. It is clear that people occupy those buildings.
This is not an enumeration. So we currently aren’t doing an enumeration which is what the Republicans say we should be doing.
It is interesting to note Chicago clearly has gained back some people. We should see this on the census. If we don’t we know something is up.
Republicans (well a few anyway) went to say don’t answer the questions on your census. Some census workers weren’t counting questionaires (sp?) unless filled in complete. Some took this to mean don’t send back the questionaires at all.
Not only is there a Dem vs Rep issue there is a rural vs urban issue.
BTW Detroit is predicted to be the first city to have a million people then fall below that number. So now we only have 9 cities predicted over 1 million people in the USA
(NYC,LA, Chgo, Houston, Philly, San Diego, Phoenix, San Antonio and Dallas – and don’t think San Antone didn’t rub it in when they passed Dallas)