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Criminals may have been hired for census

Errors by Census Bureau employees may have resulted in 200 people with criminal records being hired to conduct door-to-door canvassing.

The Census Bureau typically takes fingerprints and performs background checks on workers hired to interact with the public. But a report by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that tens of thousands of workers were improperly fingerprinted by bureau employees.

"It is possible that more than 200 people with unclassifiable prints had disqualifying criminal records but still worked and had contact with the public during address canvassing," Robert Goldenkoff of the GAO said in a report to a Senate subcommittee on Wednesday.

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Asked by lvpenguino at 2:43 PM on Oct. 8, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • lvpenguino

    Answer by lvpenguino at 2:44 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • I don't know about you, but I am now completely stoked about the idea of the federal government being involved in my health care.

    Answer by lvpenguino at 2:45 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • LOLOLOL thats all I can do ya know ...none of it is surprising anymore

    Answer by tnmomofive at 2:48 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • What a surprise.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 2:50 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • Error? LOL ya right, over half the government are criminals.

    Answer by Bingmom at 2:51 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • Charming

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:52 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • You don't have to let them in. But they need identification,official paperwork,among other things to be let into your home. If it is true that they are...ahem...criminals,what crimes have they committed ??? Who are these people blogging at The Hill???

    Answer by Lindalu2 at 3:11 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • Oh big surprise! I don't open my door to strangers so I won't have to worry about any census worker at my door. As far as they are concerned I'm never home. LOL

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:30 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • I can't hear my door. I live on the top floor. The bottom door stays locked, no doorbell. Oh well. Plus I am really good at not hearing my dog bark.
    She does it so much, you know!

    Answer by lovinangels at 3:36 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

  • Not shocking they were considering having Acorn help with the Census and they are a corrupt organization. We won't open the door for any Census workers. They can leave paperwork and I will fill in what I want and send it in. They will not set foot in my house. I just don't trust they hire good people.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:49 PM on Oct. 8, 2009

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