The Constitution says that representation in Congress has to be based on population that is determined by a census that is conducted at least once every 10 years. But what about having a census more often? Population trends in recent decades have been from the liberal north to the conservative south. Thus southern states have been gaining more and more control over Congress and more and more influence in presidential elections because of the electoral college. I don’t accept the fact that population shifts guarantee more power for conservatives. A liberal Yankee voter isn’t going to become a conservative just because he moved South. States in the South, namely Florida, that used to be conservative are now swing states. But if it were true that giving southern states means more conservatives in Congress (assuming for the sake of discussion that Republicans are legitimately conservative and not libertarian), should the Republicans, the next time they control the White House and both Houses of Congress, pass a law to change the schedule for the census- say every 5 years or every 2 years? The way it stands now if a state gains seats in Congress after a census it has to wait 2 years to actually get them, and states that lose seats in Congress get to keep them an extra 2 years.