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Vitter: Demands Answers to More Census Survey Errors In La.

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U.S. Sen. David Vitter today sent a second letter asking the U.S. Census Bureau to investigate survey errors in Louisiana from the 2010 census. Last month Vitter demanded answers for errors in Washington Parish and today about errors in Monroe, Louisiana. Vitter expressed concerns that errors may result in inaccurate population measures that have affected Louisiana's congressional representation.

"This is now potentially the second major mistake by the Census Bureau that is all the more glaring given the fact that Louisiana is losing a Congressional seat as a result of the most recent census," Vitter said. "If the Census Bureau failed to count some Louisiana citizens, we need to know immediately, and not just in these two examples, but in the entire state. Their lack of response is unacceptable, and I'll continue demanding answers."

Vitter's office has repeatedly asked for an explanation from the Census Bureau on this matter and has yet to get a clear response.


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