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

What Redistricting Looks Like In Every State

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The partisan breakdown of Idaho’s new map
Status:Approved
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
2 districts
majority
This map
2 districts
There are 2 Republican-leaning seats in Idaho’s new map.Change from old map: None.
The competitiveness and fairness of Idaho's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
New mapD+0.6
Old mapD+0.6
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Old mapR+18.2
New mapR+19.7
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map0/2
New map0/2
The demographic and partisan breakdown of Idaho’s new map
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Russ FulcherR
R+46
2nd
Mike SimpsonR
R+27

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

The latest in Idaho

Feb. 15, 2022

On Feb. 11, Idaho’s Supreme Court unanimously upheld the state’s new congressional map, rejecting a challenge from an Idaho resident who argued that the map violated Idaho law. This means that the map approved by Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission back in November has likely cleared its last legal hurdle.

Idaho is one of the fastest-growing states in the nation, but it didn’t gain a congressional seat during reapportionment, so a lot of the debate over what the new map should look like centered around whether to split Ada County between the state’s two congressional districts, as previous maps have done.

With this map, the commissioners opted to preserve the status quo. The dividing line between the state’s two congressional districts shifted slightly west to reflect population shifts, but the contours of the two districts remained largely the same, with Ada County split between them. Two of the Democratic commissioners voted against the plan, in part because of that decision.

While the shape of the districts was up for debate, the partisan outcome was not — both of Idaho’s congressional seats are safely held by Republicans, and that won’t change with the new map.

Latest updates
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Feb. 11
The Idaho Supreme Court unanimously upheld the state's new congressional maps. The Court held the maps were not late and did not violate state law.
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Jan. 24
Idaho Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the lone challenge to the congressional districts.
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Dec. 16, 2021
Two new lawsuits have been filed with the Idaho Supreme Court. A fourth challenge to the legislative plan and a challenge to the congressional plan.

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Who controls redistricting in Idaho right now?
Neither party fully controls the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn and enacted by a bipartisan commission made up of citizens.
All of the other proposed maps in Idaho
MapPlanProposed byPartisan breakdown
Second draft planIdaho Commission for Reapportionment
First draft planIdaho Commission for Reapportionment