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The Census Privacy Fight With Huge Voting Rights Implications Hits Major Inflection Point

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Close-up of human hand holding a letter from the Census Bureau regarding the 2020 Census, San Ramon, California, April 24, 2020. (Photo by Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images)
May 3, 2021 5:52 p.m.

The 2020 census passed a major milestone last week with the release of the count’s apportionment data, which determines how many seats each state gets. The bureau remains in the throes of a consequential, but under-the-radar fight about the privacy protections it plans to use to protect respondents’ identity.

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