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Your questions about Michigan's new redistricting process answered

Every ten years after the completion of the census, states around the country redraw the political maps that assign candidates and voters to congressional and legislative districts they will live in for the next decade.

A delay in Census data brings some unpredictability ahead of the 2022 election as candidates face an uncertain map. But one thing is clear: Some states will gain seats in the U.S. House, increasing their power in Washington, while others will see their influence wane as they lose seats based on how the U.S. population has shifted over the past decade.

Michigan — like many midwestern states — is expected to lose a seat based on Census estimates that show population growth in other states outpacing Michigan’s. That would mark the fifth time in a row Michigan has lost a congressional seat.

Read more here.