US official: 2020 census to end Oct. 5 despite court order

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The nation's commerce secretary says the twenty twenty census will end next week despite a federal judge's ruling that it continue through the end of October in a tweet commerce secretary Wilbur Ross announced the self response and field data collections operations are targeted to end October fifth last week a California judge issued an injunction to prevent the census count from ending early with the intent to revert back to a previous deadline of October thirty first she ruled the trump administration's efforts to shorten the schedule would likely produce inaccurate results agreeing with those who argue minorities and others in hard to count communities would be missed if the counting ends this month but this new October fifth date does not necessarily violate the judge's order a hearing was under way to determine a cut off date Jackie Quinn Washington

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