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League of Women Voters of Dallas calls for Census reform

by Peter Wagner, October 21, 2006

The League of Women Voters of Dallas has written a Dallas Morning News editorial Prisoner data fix would restore equal access calling for the state of Texas to adjust Census data to count people in prison at their home addresses. In 2004, we released Importing Constituents: Prisoners and Political Clout in Texas documenting the distortion the Census Bureau is causing in each legislative district in the state.

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