One of the bright spots in Republicans winning in November is for the most part they get to divide up the voting districts. Remember Obama took control over the census instead of letting the department independently work it 2011 will be very interesting as this plays out.
http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2010/12/22/obama_redistricting_vra/index.htmlFULL ARTICLE above with Partial article below
The new census numbers could be devastating to Democrats. But Obama can defend his party -- if he's ready to fight
Tuesday's announcement of the final census numbers
confirms that Republicans will for the next decade be the primary
beneficiaries of massive exurban population growth. Right-leaning states
like Arizona, Florida, South Carolina and Utah are set to gain seats in
the House of Representatives when the lines are redrawn for the 2012
election, while strongly Democratic states in the Northeast and Midwest
will shed seats.
Moreover, the sweeping gains Republicans posted in gubernatorial
and state legislative races last month will give them control of the
map-making process in virtually every key malleable state. In other
words, the GOP could be positioned to use redistricting to cement its
new majority in the House for years to come.