NEW: Emails show career officials at the Census Bureau tried to warn the Trump admin that cutting the #2020Census schedule short would lead to "fatal data quality flaws that are unacceptable" and risked the perception of "politically-manipulated results."
Career officials at the Census Bureau, the inspector general's office at the Commerce Department, and outside experts on the Census Scientific Advisory Committee have all warned that shortening the #2020Census increases the risk of an inaccurate count.
Shortening the time for taking the Census “will result in a census that has fatal data quality flaws that are unacceptable for a Constitutionally-mandated national activity.”
Census Could Look 'Manipulated' If Cut Short By Trump Officials, Bureau Warned