Census Data Error when geometry = TRUE

Hi,

For about a month I have been having to use my roommate's computer because I can't access acs data with geometry = TRUE. I think there is a problem with tigris. I have the following tigris code:

library(tigris)
#you need to let R know to bring in the spatial data as sf objects
options(tigris_class = "sf")
options(tigris_use_cache = TRUE)l

The error I get changes on my Mac, but works smoothly on my roommate's Windows computer. Here is the error:

Getting data from the 2015-2019 5-year ACS
Using FIPS code '06' for state 'CA'
Using FIPS code '001' for 'Alameda County'
Error: Download failed; check your internet connection or the status of the Census Bureau website
at http://www2.census.gov/geo/tiger/.

Yesterday the error said there was a problem in my private/var folder in the Mac library. I called Apple and they said there is nothing wrong with the software, which I didn't think there was.

Not enough to troubleshoot. Consider using the tidycensus package, which also uses simple feature (sf) representations of ARC data.

suppressPackageStartupMessages({
  library(dplyr)
  library(ggplot2)
  library(tidycensus)
})

library(viridis)
#> Loading required package: viridisLite
#> 
#> Attaching package: 'viridis'
#> The following object is masked from 'package:viridisLite':
#> 
#>     viridis.map
vars10 <- c("P005003", "P005004", "P005006", "P004003")

il <- get_decennial(geography = "county", variables = vars10, year = 2010,
                    summary_var = "P001001", state = "CA", geometry = TRUE) %>%
  mutate(pct = 100 * (value / summary_value))
#> Getting data from the 2010 decennial Census
#> Downloading feature geometry from the Census website.  To cache shapefiles for use in future sessions, set `options(tigris_use_cache = TRUE)`.
#> Using Census Summary File 1
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ggplot(il, aes(fill = pct, color = pct)) +
  geom_sf() +
  facet_wrap(~variable)

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