UPDATED Oct. 19, 2021, at 10:04 AM

What Redistricting Looks Like In Every State

An updating tracker of proposed congressional maps — and whether they might benefit Democrats or Republicans in the 2022 midterms and beyond.

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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Iowa
Status:Rejected
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
4 districts
majority
This map
4 districts
There are 1 Democratic-leaning seat, 2 Republican-leaning seats and 1 highly competitive seat in this proposed map.Change from old map: +1 Democratic-leaning seat, +1 Republican-leaning seat, -2 highly competitive seats.
The competitiveness and fairness of Iowa's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Old mapD+5.0
Plan 1D+3.1
New map
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Plan 1D+8.8
Old mapR+41.6
New map
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map3/4
Plan 11/4
New map
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Iowa
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Mariannette Miller-MeeksR
D+7
2nd
Ashley HinsonR
R+11
3rd
Cindy AxneD
R+2
4th
Randy FeenstraR
R+33

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

The latest in Iowa

Oct. 7, 2021

On Oct. 5, the Iowa Senate, in a 32-18 vote, rejected the nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency’s first proposal for a new congressional map. The failed map would have likely netted Democrats one seat, as it made the currently Republican-held 1st District noticeably bluer (but the 2nd District got redder as a trade-off). The 3rd District (a swing seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Cindy Axne) and 4th District (solidly Republican) would have roughly retained their current leans.

This rejection sends the LSA back to the drawing board. The agency now has 35 days to submit a new map to lawmakers. The LSA said it would submit the map by Oct. 21, giving themselves 16 days. The legislature has to wait seven days before they can vote on the plan, so the soonest they can convene for a vote is Oct. 28.

If the second map is also rejected, lawmakers can make amendments to the LSA’s third proposal — something they can’t do with the first two proposals.

Latest updates
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Oct. 8
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation to call a second special redistricting session on October 28, 2021.
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Oct. 6
The Iowa Legislative Services Agency is planning to submit to the legislature a second set of proposed redistricting maps by October 21, 2021, following the legislature's rejection of its first proposal.
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Oct. 5
Iowa Republicans voted during a special session to reject the first set of proposed redistricting maps, citing compactness and contiguity issues with the proposed maps.

Latest changes 🤖

Oct. 5, 2021

Plan 1 Rejected

Sept. 16, 2021

Plan 1 Proposed

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All of the proposed maps in Iowa
MapPlanStatusProposed byPartisan breakdown
Plan 1RejectedIowa Legislative Services Agency