NewsNet 21 Sep 2020

Wildfires and Hurricanes Threaten Accuracy of 2020 Census


As if working through a pandemic isn't challenge enough, U.S. Census takers now face a new dilemma. The deadline is weeks away and natural disasters are interfering with the final steps taken to make sure the census is accurate.
Now more than ever, the U.S. Census Bureau is encouraging people to go online and make sure they've been counted.

Conspiracy theories have exploded online during the pandemic and in the days leading up to the election, bombarding people with false narratives intended to cause fear and disorder. CNET senior producer Dan Patterson joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano to explain some of the ways people can identify disinformation and protect themselves against its influence.
"I hope the story of 2020 is going to be the Texas voter who overcame all of this stuff to step up and help Texas decide the outcome of this election," says Beto O'Rourke discussing voter suppression efforts. Aired on 11/02/2020.
"We are currently going to try to investigate any large scale or systemic injustices in the administration of the 2020 Census."

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez expressed a desire to investigate the 2020 Census.
President Trump used his executive power to participate in the White House tradition of pardonting the national Thanksgiving turkey this week. At 42 lbs., is "Corn" the biggest political turkey of 2020? Not according to the National Journal's Josh Kraushaar, who spoke to "Red and Blue" host Elaine Quijano about his biggest political turkeys of the year.

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