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What Census Data In One Arizona Town Says About Undercounted Populations

There were a lot of things standing in the way of an accurate census count in 2020: a pandemic, natural disasters, and what many called political interference from the Trump administration.

Although the census says it’s too early to tell, a new investigation from the Associated Press shows a potential undercount — especially of Hispanic and Black populations.

In Arizona, the town of Somerton is a prime example. 

The Show spoke with the AP’s Astrid Galvan to learn about her findings.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.