Stop accepting the numbers as truth
Thursday, Mar 31, 2011
* It blows my mind that almost nobody is considering a recount of Chicago’s miserable census results. The city is down 200,000 people, but when you drill down, the numbers just don’t look right to me and to others I’ve consulted. Yet, the media is meekly accepting the figures as carved in stone or something. From a Sun-Times editorial…
Yet, Mayor Daley is silent and the media just accepts the figures as gospel.
* For crying out loud, even Murphysboro is doing a recount. Suburban Westmont is also considering an appeal. It’s a pretty common thing. The city would have to pick up the cost, but the state might be convinced to kick in since Illinois narrowly missed out on keeping its 19 congressional seats intact.
Here are just a handful of stories from around the country about recounts…
It’s time to at least consider it.