Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Census Fakers

Watch out for the fuzz.
Note to Ops: If you've been getting primo tee times at the Antioch Golf Club that may not be a sign that you got clout. It might be because the Lake County population has been plummeting. At least according to the Lake County Gazette (Lake County's most trusted fake news source):
Lake County lost more than 5,000 residents between July 2015 and July 2016, following a statewide trend that has seen 91 percent of counties experience outmigration. The Chicago Tribune recently described the political and economic effects outmigration can have on areas, including the loss of federal and state funding for various programs because it is based on population.
Lake County residents follow flood leaving state
A nearly one percent drop in population over a 12 month timespan is precipitous -- even by the standards of the Lake County Gazette. So your LakeCountyEye looked up the Chicago Tribune article that was cited:
Lake County's population fell between 2015 and 2016, but only barely, new estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show. There were 703,047 people living in Lake County as of July 1, 2016, down from 703,413 a year earlier, according to the estimates released Thursday. The loss of 366 residents reflected a decrease of less than one tenth of 1 percent.
While Chicago region loses people, Lake County population remains fairly flat
Some back-of-the-napkin math reveals that 366 is, in fact, not more than 5,000:
366  ≱   5000
When asked to explain the discrepancy, one authorized fake news spokesman said: "If you're just looking at a Lake County population census map, then absolutely the numbers don't add up. But 366 beats 5000 on the Lake County electoral college map."

That's all your LakeCountyEye has. Nothing else to see here, please vote with your feet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The same math "wizards" at the Lake County Gazette must also work at the Grant Township Assessor's Office.