Redistricting Plan at Stake in Michigan Election

By: News 10
By: News 10

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- There's more at stake in Tuesday's Michigan elections than just the immediate winners and losers.

The candidates elected to the state Legislature and some other offices will have key roles in deciding how new district maps are drawn for Michigan's congressional and legislative races.

District boundaries are revisited every decade based on Census population results.

Redistricting could take on special significance next year because Michigan might lose one of its 15 U.S. House seats. Michigan's share of the population is shrinking compared to other states.

Republicans dominated the redistricting process in 2001 and might do so again in 2011 if they sweep offices on Tuesday.

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