UPDATED Dec. 3, 2021, at 4:23 PM

What Redistricting Looks Like In Every State

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The partisan breakdown of Alabama’s new map
Status:Approved
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
7 districts
majority
This map
7 districts
There are 1 Democratic-leaning seat and 6 Republican-leaning seats in this proposed map.Change from old map: None.
The competitiveness and fairness of Alabama's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Old mapR+3.4
New mapR+4.0
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
New mapR+9.8
Old mapR+11.3
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map0/7
New map0/7
The demographic and partisan breakdown of Alabama’s new map
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Jerry L. CarlR
R+32
2nd
Barry MooreR
R+34
3rd
Mike RogersR
R+39
4th
Robert B. AderholtR
R+65
5th
Mo BrooksR
R+32
6th
Gary PalmerR
R+36
7th
Terri A. SewellD
D+29

The racial makeup of each district is of the voting-age population.

The latest in Alabama

Nov. 4, 2021

As expected, Republican Gov. Kay Ivey signed a new GOP-drawn congressional map into law on Nov. 4. The plan will lock in a continued six-to-one edge for the GOP in the state, with six ruby-red districts that are each at least R+32 along with one very blue and majority-Black seat represented by Democratic Rep. Terri Sewell.

It’s possible, though, that legal action could affect the implementation of this plan. The census found Alabama’s population to be more than one-fourth Black, which is why Democrats and minority-rights groups have argued that more than one-seventh of the state’s congressional districts should potentially elect a Black member of Congress. With this goal in mind, two Democratic state legislators and four voters filed a racial gerrymandering lawsuit against the state of Alabama ahead of the redistricting session.

Latest updates
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Nov. 15
Registered voters in Alabama, along with a faith organization and the NAACP, filed two lawsuits challenging the state's congressional and state legislative maps. Plaintiffs argue that the new districts are unconstitutional racial gerrymanders, and that the congressional map violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
Icon of the Alabama state boundaries
Nov. 5
A federal lawsuit has been filed against Alabama's new congressional plan. The complaint alleges the new congressional map violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
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Nov. 4
Alabama's governor signed the bills which established new congressional and legislative (house and senate) districts for the state.

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Who controls redistricting in Alabama in 2021?
Republicans fully control the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.