UPDATED Jan. 27, 2022, at 4:15 PM

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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Idaho
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
2 districts
This map
2 districts
There are 2 Republican-leaning seats in this proposed 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.
First draft planD+0.6
New mapD+0.6
Old mapD+0.6
Second draft planR+0.4
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Old mapR+18.2
Second draft planR+19.7
First draft planR+19.7
New mapR+19.7
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map0/2
First draft plan0/2
Second draft plan0/2
New map0/2
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Idaho
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
Russ FulcherR
Mike SimpsonR

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

The latest in Idaho

Jan. 27, 2022

On Jan. 24, Idaho’s Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the legality of its new congressional map, which was approved by Idaho’s bipartisan redistricting commission back in November. The legal fight hinges on whether the commission violated Idaho law by splitting six precinct lines in populous Ada County, where the state capital of Boise is located. Christopher Pentico, an Idaho resident, brought the lawsuit, saying that he had created his own map, which did not split any precinct boundaries, and submitted it to the commission a month before it approved its final map. The Idaho Supreme Court is expected to release a written ruling in the near future.

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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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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Nov. 12, 2021
Idaho's new congressional and state legislative maps were formally submitted to the Secretary of State and thus are effective immediately.

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Who controls redistricting in Idaho in 2021?
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