The Census Bureau announced Wednesday that they would miss their deadline on reporting apportionment figures used for the purposes of redrawing electoral districts.
It mark’s the first time in over 40 years that the Bureau has missed such a deadline.
“This important process, which has been a part of every decennial census, is critical to produce data that can be used for apportioning seats in the House of Representatives among the states,” the Census Bureau said in a statement.
Perhaps of more urgency, the Bureau did not indicate whether or not the process would be completed before President-elect Joe Biden enters office on Jan. 20, 2021.
Missing the deadline is more than just bureaucratic incompetence, it threatens the nature of our democracy. If the counting is not completed before Biden takes office, illegal immigrants will most assuredly be counted in the process of apportionment.
President Trump tried desperately to prevent that from happening.