The census numbers that are expected to be released Tuesday will kick off a frenzy of work to redraw district lines for the state House and Senate and for seats in the U.S. Congress.
That comes on the heels of Republicans gaining control in November of the state Legislature, governor’s office and state Supreme Court. So, expect the Democrats to make lots of noise, but come away disappointed.
The Washington Post’s The Fix column picks Michigan among its Top 10 states to watch in the redistricting battles.
“Republicans currently control nine of 15 congressional districts in the Wolverine State, and they aim to control nine of 14 once that state loses a district to redistricting,” the Post’s Aaron Blake and Chris Cillizza write.