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An updating tracker of proposed congressional maps — and whether they might benefit Democrats or Republicans in the 2022 midterms and beyond.
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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Alabama
partisan lean of districts:
There are 2 Democratic-leaning seats and 5 Republican-leaning seats in this proposed map.Change from old map: +1 Democratic-leaning seat, -1 Republican-leaning seat.
Map source: Professor Moon Duchin
The competitiveness and fairness of Alabama's maps
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
|Plaintiffs' illustrative plan D||R+10.1|
|Plaintiffs' illustrative plan A||R+10.1|
|Plaintiffs' illustrative plan B||R+10.8|
|Plaintiffs' illustrative plan C||R+14.8|
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
|Plaintiffs' illustrative plan D||D+4.0|
|Plaintiffs' illustrative plan A||D+3.8|
|Plaintiffs' illustrative plan B||D+3.8|
|Plaintiffs' illustrative plan C||D+3.5|
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Alabama
|District||Incumbent||Partisan lean||Racial makeup|
Jerry L. CarlR
Robert B. AderholtR
Terri A. SewellD
The racial makeup of each district is of the voting-age population.
The latest in Alabama
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The U.S. Supreme Court granted Alabama's motion to stay a lower court order that Alabama draw a second majority-black congressional districts. The state's current congressional plan, with one majority-black district out of seven, will be used for the 2022 election. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on the lower court's finding that Alabama violated the Voting Rights Act during its next term in Fall 2022.
Alabama has appealed a federal district courts decision enjoining the state from using new congressional maps passed by the legislature this fall.
Who controls redistricting in Alabama right now?
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.