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David Rodriguez

David Rodriguez is the census collaboration & community engagement specialist at Reveal. He can be reached at drodriguez@revealnews.org and on Twitter @DaveeJonesLock.

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Census workers from across US are raising big concerns about this year’s count

Census Bureau leaders have claimed that 99.98% of U.S. households were accounted for. But experts, including a former Census Bureau director and a number of leading researchers, have pointed out that “accounted for” is not the same as “counted” and that the 99.98% figure means little until the bureau releases more information about its data quality.

‘We’ve all started calling it “the Senseless” ’

As they scramble to complete the census count weeks earlier than originally planned, Census Bureau workers across the country say their task is being undermined by the technology that was supposed to revolutionize the national count.