The Census Bureau announced Monday that it intends to complete its census on October 5, despite a judge ordering the census to continue through October.
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The October 5th deadline would be more than three weeks before the deadline set by US District Judge Lucy Koh, an Obama-appointed person. in one order last week.
The Minister of Commerce has announced a target date of October 5, 2020 to complete the self-response and field data collection operations for the 2020 census.
– US Census Bureau (@uscensusbureau) September 28, 2020
August Flentje, the assistant attorney general’s special advisor at the Justice Department, said Ross’ announcement on Monday “reflected the most current planning” and that the government could answer questions about the October 5th deadline in the coming days. according to CNN.
Koh has asked the government to provide documentation on how the latest decision was made.
Koh’s order prevented the administration from completing the census by September 30, a month ahead of the scheduled end date, after Ross abruptly postponed the census deadline last month.
Ross’s announcement in August moved the deadline for reporting numbers to the president to December 31, instead of the scheduled April 2021 deadline.
President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Biden Campaign Ad Jabs at Trump’s Reported 0 Income Tax Payments Ocasio-Cortez: Trump contributed less to taxes than undocumented waitresses and immigrants. The third judge orders the postal service to stop the delivery cuts MOREThe government appealed against Koh’s injunction last Thursday to a higher court, CNN reported.
Earlier Monday, prosecutors had informed the court that, according to the network, the office is determining how to instruct its superiors to proceed through October 31.
The Government Accountability Office published a report The government’s attempt to push the collection deadline last month increased the risk that the 2020 census will be inaccurate.
The census, which is conducted every 10 years, helps determine how hundreds of billions of federal funds are distributed.