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An abrupt change to the census deadline shortened the response period by a month, increasing fears of an undercount in Texas

The Census Bureau on Monday lopped a month off the time people have to respond to the 2020 count. Texas is already lagging behind the country in response rates, with low-income and Hispanic Texans at high risk of being missed.

United States Census 2020 mailers sent to Austin. Photographed on June 23, 2020.

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