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How COVID-19 And The Federal Government Are Shaping The 2020 Census

A census taker knocks on the door of a residence Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Winter Park, Fla. A half-million census takers head out en mass this week to knock on the doors of households that haven't yet responded to the 2020 census.
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A census taker knocks on the door of a residence Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Winter Park, Fla. A half-million census takers head out en mass this week to knock on the doors of households that haven't yet responded to the 2020 census.

This episode originally ran on Sept. 29, 2020.

A federal judge ruled that the U.S. Census count will continue through October 31, blocking a Trump Administration plan to end it a month early.

Census figures help determine congressional representation and how $1.5 trillion in federal funding is distributed, money that pandemic-ravaged cities desperately need.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, how the pandemic and government involvement have made this a census count like no other.

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