Hidalgo County Files First of Many Census Lawsuits

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 4:34pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 8:18am

Hidalgo County filed a lawsuit earlier today to dispute the population count of the 2010 U.S. Census results.

Several ity officials and members of the community gathered at the Hidalgo County Commissioners Court in Edinburg this morning.
They say hundreds of thousands of people were not accounted for in the U.S. Census.
An Attorney for the county says population mis-counts in the last Census, has cost the area millions and they refuse to let that happen again.
The redistricting lawsuit was filed against the state of Texas and Attorneys for Hidalgo County say the Federal government is next.

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