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Data: U.S. Census Bureau; Map: Danielle Alberti/Axios

The 2020 census results are raising the spectre of possible miscounts of Hispanics.

Why it matters: Latino people in the U.S. have accounted for around half of the country’s demographic growth for the last decade. This was not reflected in the census numbers.

  • Arizona failed to pick up a seat, while Florida and Texas picked up fewer than expected, Cook Political Report's Dave Wasserman tells Axios.
  • Congressional apportionments determine access to budget funds and issues of taxation for up to a decade.

Between the lines: The U.S. Census Bureau originally had a delayed schedule to carry out the questionnaires due to pandemic logistics. But the Trump administration ordered the counting to end early.

Experts also sounded the alarm in 2020 that there could be an undercount because there was insufficient outreach for minority communities in certain states.

What’s next: More in-depth census results, including a demographic breakdown, will be available come September.

Go deeper: The next census fight is over reapportionment.

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Bryan Walsh, author of Future
Apr 28, 2021 - World

U.S. population growth is on a downward slope

An empty playground in New York City. Photo: Noam Galai/Getty Images

New data from the U.S. census shows that American population growth in the 2010s was the slowest since the 1930s, and COVID-19 will likely be a further drag.

Why it matters: Demography has always been destiny, and America's sheer size and relatively young age have been vital components to its global influence. An America that grows slower and older will face new challenges around economics and innovation.

Updated 2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Congressman criminally charged with lying to feds

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry. Photo: Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.) has been indicted on charges he falsified records and lied to federal investigators probing an illegal foreign donation scheme, the Justice Department announced on Tuesday.

Driving the news: DOJ says a Fortenberry associate, who later cooperated with investigators, informed him he'd likely received illegal donations from an intermediary for a foreign national, but that Fortenberry denied any knowledge of such a scheme when contacted by the FBI.

"Assassin's Creed," but for schools

"Viking Age: Discovery Tour." Image via Ubisoft

For the third time since 2018, Ubisoft is releasing a nonviolent version of its latest “Assassin’s Creed” game as part of a unique effort to turn one of the medium’s most popular series into an educational tool.

Driving the news:Viking Age: Discovery Tour” transforms last year’s “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla” from a bloody 150-hour game about Viking conquest in 9th century England into a peaceful four-hour game about merchants and monks.