The Census count ends midnight Hawaii time. The Supreme Court earlier this week allowed the Trump administration to cut the Census count by about two weeks. It’s bad news for civil rights groups and big diverse states like California, who were pushing for more time to make sure everyone was counted.
“If you take the numbers as is, you take the flaws that’s in the count. … You’re significantly shifting political power,” says Paul Ong, Director of the UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge. “But it’s also more than that. We use these numbers for economic purposes … and it has long-term implications in terms of who gets what and who gets left out.”