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Census Bureau Finds No Need for Local Recount

July 29, 2000

LOS ANGELES — A Census Bureau review of 15 local offices cited by the head of a congressional oversight committee for a possible recount is over, with no anomalies found, the bureau's director announced Friday.

East Los Angeles, Commerce and Santa Ana were among the offices where Rep. Dan. Miller (R-Fla.) suspected possible fraud because of the speed with which they completed their work. The areas have large minority and immigrant communities, which traditionally have been difficult to count.

But intensive advertising and outreach helped boost the response among minorities and immigrants, census officials and community advocates have said.

"Nothing new came out of the re-review we conducted this week," bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt said Friday at a meeting in Arlington, Va. He added that the bureau has continuously monitored all 520 of its offices, and criticized the House staff report that made the allegations, saying it contained "serious errors."

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