UPDATED Dec. 2, 2021, at 4:09 PM

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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in California
Status:Proposed
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
53 districts
majority
This map
52 districts-1
There are 39 Democratic-leaning seats, 7 Republican-leaning seats and 6 highly competitive seats in this proposed map.Change from old map: -5 Democratic-leaning seats, +4 highly competitive seats.
The competitiveness and fairness of California's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Old mapD+5.2
Commission-approved draft planD+3.1
New map
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Commission-approved draft planD+7.7
Old mapD+6.1
New map
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Commission-approved draft plan6/52
Old map2/53
New map
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in California
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Doug LaMalfaR
R+24
2nd
Jared HuffmanD
D+45
3rd
Mike ThompsonD
D+31
4th
Tom McClintockR
R+11
5th
John GaramendiD
D+51
6th
Ami BeraD
D+32
7th
Doris O. MatsuiD
D+16
8th
Jay ObernolteR
R+16
9th
Jerry McNerneyD
D+12
10th
OPEN
R+15
11th
Mark DeSaulnierD
D+33
12th
Nancy PelosiD
D+71
13th
Barbara LeeD
D+76
14th
Jackie SpeierD
D+53
15th
Eric SwalwellD
D+42
16th
Jim CostaD
Josh HarderD
D+11
17th
Ro KhannaD
D+47
18th
Anna G. EshooD
D+51
19th
Zoe LofgrenD
D+37
20th
Jimmy PanettaD
D+37
21st
David G. ValadaoR
D+3
22nd
Devin NunesR
D+5
23rd
Kevin McCarthyR
R+24
24th
Salud CarbajalD
D+24
25th
Mike GarciaR
D+8
26th
Julia BrownleyD
D+15
27th
Judy ChuD
D+24
28th
Adam SchiffD
D+48
29th
Tony CárdenasD
D+46
30th
Brad ShermanD
D+39
31st
Pete AguilarD
D+23
32nd
Grace NapolitanoD
D+39
33rd
Ted LieuD
D+37
34th
Jimmy GomezD
D+64
35th
Norma TorresD
D+27
36th
Raul RuizD
D+12
37th
Karen BassD
D+70
38th
Linda SánchezD
D+28
39th
Young KimR
D+5
40th
Lucille Roybal-AllardD
Nanette Diaz BarragánD
D+51
41st
Mark TakanoD
D+23
42nd
Ken CalvertR
R+5
43rd
Maxine WatersD
D+69
44th
Katie PorterD
R+2
45th
J. Luis CorreaD
D+29
46th
Alan LowenthalD
D+38
47th
Michelle SteelR
D+4
48th
Mike LevinD
D+3
49th
Darrell E. IssaR
R+6
50th
Juan VargasD
D+34
51st
Scott PetersD
D+35
52nd
Sara JacobsD
D+2

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

The latest in California

Nov. 11, 2021

After releasing a series of unofficial “visualizations” of possible district lines, California’s independent redistricting commission released its first full draft map on Nov. 10. Overall, the map creates 39 Democratic-leaning seats, seven Republican-leaning seats and six highly competitive seats, a similar mix to the current map. Notably, despite being drawn by an independent commission, both maps are moderately biased toward Democrats, according to our fairness metrics. But under the hood, the map contains both good and bad news for members of both parties.

In the Central Valley, Democratic Rep. Josh Harder’s 10th District is dismantled, giving him a choice of either running in a much redder district or running against neighboring Democratic Rep. Jim Costa. Republican Rep. Devin Nunes is also placed in a light-blue seat, although he would be able to decamp to a neighboring red seat if he wants.

In the Los Angeles area, Democratic Reps. Mike Levin’s and Katie Porter’s districts have gotten less secure for them, with Porter’s district in particular moving to a partisan lean of R+2. However, Republican Reps. Mike Garcia and Michelle Steel would also be in more danger under this map, as their districts get 3 and 6 points bluer, respectively. In addition, it looks like Democratic Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard has drawn the short straw from reapportionment (which mandated that California lose a congressional district), as her district has been redistributed among its neighbors.

Finally, three safely Democratic districts in the San Diego area have turned into two safely Democratic districts and one competitive district, which could force one of the area’s Democratic incumbents to either run on much redder turf or take on one of their colleagues. At the same time, though, the new map moves Republican Reps. Ken Calvert’s and Darrell Issa’s districts each 8 points to the left, putting them in danger of losing reelection later in the decade.

Although the commission voted unanimously to proceed with this proposal, the draft is a long way from final. The map will now be open for public comment for two weeks, after which it will be edited in advance of the state’s final deadline to enact a new map, Dec. 27.

Latest updates
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Nov. 10
The California Citizen Redistricting Commission released draft congressional and legislative maps. The commission has until December 27th to finalize maps.
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Nov. 4
California's Independent Redistricting Commission will meet next week, and hopes to finalize redistricting proposals on Nov. 10th. The commission has until the Nov. 15th to approve plans.
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Oct. 26
California's Citizen Redistricting Commission released congressional and legislative map visualizations ahead of the commissions Oct. 27th to Oct. 29th public meetings.

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All of the proposed maps in California
MapPlanStatusProposed byPartisan breakdown
Commission-approved draft planProposedCalifornia Independent Redistricting Commission