Headline RoundupAugust 12th, 2021

Census Bureau to Release 2020 Data That Will Guide Redistricting

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On Thursday, the U.S. Census Bureau released data from the 2020 Census that will guide redistricting.  The results, which are being released late due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be used by states to redraw district lines for the U.S. House of Representatives based on where residents live. Democrats will control redistricting for 75 U.S. House seats in eight states; Republicans control redistricting for 187 U.S. House seats in 20 states.  Districts in other 16 other states will be drawn by either split state legislative chambers or independent commissions.

The census figures will serve as a benchmark for things such as death rate, market research, and government-funding formulas.  About two-thirds of Americans ended up answering the census on their own, which normally results in more accurate and complete results.

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