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Supreme Court reverses Census ruling, bureau can end counting


Last updated 10/14/2020 at 1:53pm

Staff and wire reports

Montana’s Democratic governor and lieutenant governor and U.S. senator Tuesday all blasted a U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning lower court decisions requiring the Census to continue counting through the end of the month.

All three said ending the count early could lead to short counts in Montana, reducing federal funding to the state and potentially impacting whether Montana gets a second seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“This is a disappointing act of judicial activism from the Supreme Court, which will allow this administration to undermine the...

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