UPDATED Jun. 28, 2022, at 5:03 PM

What Redistricting Looks Like In Every State

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The partisan breakdown of Kentucky’s new map
Status:Approved
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
6 districts
majority
This map
6 districts
There are 1 Democratic-leaning seat and 5 Republican-leaning seats in this proposed map.Change from old map: None.
The competitiveness and fairness of Kentucky's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Old mapR+8.0
New mapR+8.6
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Old mapR+6.3
New mapR+6.7
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map0/6
New map0/6
The demographic and partisan breakdown of Kentucky’s new map
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
James ComerR
R+43
2nd
Brett S. GuthrieR
R+38
3rd
John A. YarmuthD
D+20
4th
Thomas MassieR
R+34
5th
Harold RogersR
R+60
6th
Andy BarrR
R+13

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

The latest in Kentucky

Jan. 21, 2022

On Jan. 20, the Republican-controlled state legislature voted to override Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear’s veto of the legislature’s congressional map proposal, which puts the new map in place for the 2022 election. The new lines largely preserve the status quo of five solidly Republican or GOP-leaning seats and one solidly Democratic seat based in Louisville.

Just after the legislature overrode Beshear’s veto, the Kentucky Democratic Party launched a lawsuit over the map. The suit argues the map is an extreme partisan gerrymander that violates the state constitution, with a particular focus on the sprawling and heavily Republican 1st District, which winds its way from southwestern Kentucky up into the central part of the state to take in relatively competitive Franklin County, home to the state capital of Frankfort.

This change removes Franklin County from Republican Rep. Andy Barr’s 6th District, which makes the Lexington-based seat slightly more Republican-leaning than it is on the current map, going from R+11 to R+13. Barr didn’t have a close race in 2020, but he only narrowly won reelection in 2018 under the current lines, so GOP mapmakers hope these changes will keep the seat out of Democrats’ reach moving forward.

The map’s other notable feature is that it does not attempt to add a sixth Republican-controlled seat by splitting up strongly Democratic Louisville. The idea of “cracking” Louisville had percolated in GOP circles, although some Kentucky Republicans — including Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — opposed the notion.

Latest updates
Icon of the Kentucky state boundaries
Jan. 22
The Kentucky Democratic Party filed a lawsuit challenging the recently enacted redistricting maps and partisan gerrymander and county-splitting grounds.
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Jan. 21
Kentucky lawmakers voted to override Gov. Beshear's vetoes of the congressional and state house redistricting plans.
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Jan. 19
Gov. Beshear vetoed the House and congressional redistricting plans advanced by the Kentucky Legislature.

Latest changes 🤖

Jan. 20, 2022

SB 3 Approved

Jan. 4, 2022

SB 3 Released

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Who controls redistricting in Kentucky 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 Democratic governor (but legislative Republicans have the numbers to override a potential veto).