UPDATED Jun. 23, 2022, at 2:05 AM

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The partisan breakdown of Georgia’s new map
Status:In litigation
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
14 districts
majority
This map
14 districts
There are 4 Democratic-leaning seats, 9 Republican-leaning seats and 1 highly competitive seat in Georgia’s new map.Change from old map: +1 Republican-leaning seat, -1 highly competitive seat.
The competitiveness and fairness of Georgia's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Old mapR+11.9
New mapR+14.6
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Old mapR+7.2
New mapR+15.9
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map2/14
New map1/14
The demographic and partisan breakdown of Georgia’s new map
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Buddy CarterR
R+20
2nd
Sanford D. Bishop Jr.D
D+4
3rd
A. Drew FergusonR
R+38
4th
Hank JohnsonD
D+50
5th
Nikema WilliamsD
D+60
6th
OPEN
R+24
7th
Carolyn BourdeauxD
Lucy McBathD
D+16
8th
Austin ScottR
R+35
9th
Andrew S. ClydeR
R+46
10th
Jody HiceR
R+31
11th
Barry LoudermilkR
R+24
12th
Rick AllenR
R+17
13th
David ScottD
D+52
14th
Marjorie Taylor GreeneR
R+45

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

The latest in Georgia

March 1, 2022

On Dec. 30, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed Georgia’s new congressional map into law, more than a month after the state legislature passed it. The Republican-drawn map gives the GOP a strong chance of capturing at least one Democratic-held seat in the state. Georgia’s current congressional delegation has eight Republicans and six Democrats, but the plan shifts Georgia’s 6th District from a competitive D+1 seat to a R+24 district, making it almost certain to fall into Republican hands.

The new map has five districts in which white voters are a minority of the voting-age population, unchanged from the current lines despite the fact that much of Georgia's population growth since 2010 has been driven by people of color. As a result, multiple federal lawsuits claim the map dilutes the political power of Black voters, in violation of the Voting Rights Act and/or the U.S. Constitution. However, the delay in making the maps official meant the lawsuits were filed too close to the May 24 primary, and on Feb. 28 a judge cited that fact in allowing the maps to stand, at least for the 2022 election.

From an electoral standpoint, the map most clearly impacts the futures of Democratic Reps. Carolyn Bourdeaux and Lucy McBath. McBath now has little hope of winning reelection in the new 6th District, so she has decided to run next door in the new 7th District against Bourdeaux. Under the Republican plan, the 7th District becomes a clearly Democratic-leaning seat, moving from R+4 to D+16, so the winner of the Bourdeaux-McBath primary appears likely to hold onto the seat in the 2022 general election.

Outside the Atlanta area, the Republican map leaves the 2nd District in southwest Georgia as the state’s only competitive seat in a general election, moving it slightly to the right, from D+6 to D+4. This could imperil longtime Democratic Rep. Sanford Bishop in the 2022 midterm election, but the plurality-Black district’s high degree of racially polarized voting — Black voters vote mostly Democratic, white voters mostly Republican — may help Bishop survive. Moreover, he’s won over a meaningful number of rural white voters over the years.

Latest updates
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Feb. 28
A district court upheld Georgia's congressional and state legislative maps and will allow them to be used in upcoming election despite acknowledging portions of the plans may violate federal law.
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Jan. 28
A federal court denied the state of Georgia's motion to dismiss lawsuits challenging the state's congressional and state legislative redistricting plans.
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Jan. 7
A fourth lawsuit has been filed challenging the Georgia's redistricting plans. The plaintiffs claim 3 districts (GA 6, GA 13 and GA 14) violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.

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Who controls redistricting in Georgia 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.