Nation: Storming over The Census

Demands for a recount

There's no way these figures are correct," fumed Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson. "This just doesn't make any sense," protested Boston's Kevin White. New York's Mayor Edward Koch declared flatly: "We're certain that they are not accurate."

Similar pained cries were echoing loudly across the nation, as city halls everywhere began receiving the preliminary reports of the 1980 census. Cause of the anger: the mayors simply do not believe their cities have lost as many people in the past decade as the early numbers show. The census figures have Atlanta...

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