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2020 Creates Big Obstacles For This Year’s Census Count

Supreme Court 2020 Census
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The Supreme Court is hearing arguments over whether the Trump administration can exclude people living in the country illegally from the count used for divvying up congressional seats.

In this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer speaks with computer scientist Juan Pablo Hourcade and political scientist Scott Peters about the political and pandemic obstacles that could make it difficult to get an accurate census count.

Guests:

· Juan Pablo Hourcade, associate professor of computer science, University of Iowa

· Scott Peters, professor and department head, Department of Political Science, University of Northern Iowa

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Matthew is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa