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US census overshadowed by legal disputes

Dozens of states have taken unprecedented measures to ensure as many of its citizens are counted in the census.

Every 10 years, when the US government conducts a census, it is typically a routine affair. But this year, it has been marred by court challenges and allegations of politicisation. The census determines billions of dollars in federal funding for states as well as seats in the House of Representatives.

As Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports from Chicago, dozens of states have taken unprecedented measures to ensure as many of its citizens are counted.