UPDATED May 16, 2022, at 3:57 PM

What Redistricting Looks Like In Every State

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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Arkansas
Status:Tabled
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
4 districts
majority
This map
4 districts
There are 4 Republican-leaning seats in this proposed map.Change from old map: None.
The competitiveness and fairness of Arkansas's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Draft Democratic plan 3D+0.1
Draft Republican plan 5R+0.3
Draft Republican plan 3R+1.9
New mapR+2.2
Draft Democratic planR+2.9
Draft Republican plan 6R+3.0
Draft Republican plan 4R+3.2
Draft Republican plan 1R+3.9
Draft Republican plan 2R+4.3
Old mapR+4.7
Draft Democratic plan 2R+7.5
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Draft Democratic plan 2D+2.9
Draft Democratic planR+21.4
Draft Republican plan 1R+21.4
Draft Republican plan 2R+21.4
Draft Republican plan 5R+21.4
Draft Democratic plan 3R+21.4
Draft Republican plan 6R+21.4
New mapR+21.4
Draft Republican plan 4R+21.4
Draft Republican plan 3R+21.4
Old mapR+21.6
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Draft Democratic plan 21/4
Old map0/4
Draft Republican plan 10/4
Draft Republican plan 20/4
Draft Democratic plan0/4
Draft Republican plan 60/4
Draft Republican plan 30/4
Draft Republican plan 40/4
Draft Republican plan 50/4
Draft Democratic plan 30/4
New map0/4
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Arkansas
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Rick CrawfordR
R+45
2nd
French HillR
R+15
3rd
Steve WomackR
R+29
4th
Bruce WestermanR
R+41

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

The latest in Arkansas

March 8, 2022

Residents of Pulaski County, including two Arkansas state legislators, filed a federal lawsuit on March 7, challenging the state’s new congressional map. The map trisects Pulaski County, the most populous county in the state and home to Little Rock, splitting some Democratic precincts (and precincts with more members of minority groups) into three different districts. The plaintiffs in the lawsuit argue that breaking up Pulaski County in this way dilutes the voting power of Black constituents, violating the federal Voting Rights Act and the U.S. and Arkansas constitutions. However, the lawsuit doesn’t have great odds considering Arkansas’s primary is creeping up quickly on May 24, and the Supreme Court recently refused to take on a challenges from groups in North Carolina and Pennsylvania, ruling that it was too close to the election to be overturning maps.

Arkansas’s new map officially went into effect on Jan. 14 — three months after the state legislature approved it. Back in October, the state legislature sent a final redistricting map proposal to Gov. Asa Hutchinson in the form of matching bills from the state House and Senate. It was then up to the governor to decide if he wanted to sign it into law, or veto it. Hutchinson decided to … do neither. Instead, he said he would allow the new map to become law without his signature. The public had an opportunity to file a veto referendum to repeal the maps, and, in fact, Arkansans for a Unified Natural State tried to, but according to the state’s Secretary of State office, the group did not file any signatures to do so.

Hutchinson’s decision to not sign Arkansas’s map into law allowed him to signal a tepid disapproval without vetoing his own party’s map — in fact, he specifically questioned the decision to trisect Pulaski County that is at the heart of the new lawsuit.

Latest updates
Icon of the Arkansas state boundaries
March 21
A lawsuit has been filed in state court challenging Arkansas' new congressional maps. The complaint alleges the splitting of Pulaski County violated the Arkansas Constitution.
Icon of the Arkansas state boundaries
March 7
A federal lawsuit has been filed challenging Arkansas' new congressional map. The lawsuits alleges the congressional plan unlawful divided Black voters between three districts.
Icon of the Arkansas state boundaries
Jan. 14
As specified in the Arkansas Attorney General's Opinion no. 2021-092, the Arkansas congressional maps not signed by the Governor are now active.
Who controls redistricting in Arkansas 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.