UPDATED Jan. 14, 2022, at 5:35 PM

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. How this works »

Who controls redistricting in Louisiana in 2021?
Neither party fully controls the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Democratic governor.
  • July 22, 2022
    Deadline for congressional candidates to file (therefore map should be set by this date)
 
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
6 districts
majority
New map
6 districts

The latest in Louisiana

Jan. 11, 2022

On Jan. 11, Louisiana’s Republican-controlled state legislature announced that it would hold a special session in February to draw the state’s next congressional map. Whether that session will produce a proposal that Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards is willing to sign into law, however, is an open question.

At his end-of-year news conference on Dec. 16, Edwards said he supports drawing two Black-majority congressional districts for the state. The current map, however, has only one, while the other five districts are white-majority and represented by Republicans. Because the state didn’t gain a new district in reapportionment, adding a new Black-majority seat would likely lead to the ouster of one of the state’s Republican representatives, so the GOP-run legislature is unlikely to grant Edwards’s wishes.

But Edwards’ opinion could matter because Republicans in the legislature may be unable to override his veto. Republicans have the necessary two-thirds majority in the state Senate, but they are just short of that threshold in the House. So if a GOP-drawn map doesn’t attract any support from Democrats or independents in the House, Republicans may not be able to get their way.

Latest updates
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Sept. 22, 2021
The Louisiana Legislature will hold a special redistricting session in February 2022, preceded by a series of public hearings on the redistricting process.
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Sept. 17, 2021
The Louisiana Legislature's Joint Governmental Affairs Committee met to discuss redistricting.
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June 14, 2021
The legislature has approved House Concurrent Resolution No. 90, which provides for minimally acceptable criteria for any proposed redistricting plans.  The full text of the resolution can be read here.

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The competitiveness and fairness of Louisiana's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Old mapR+11.3
New map
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Old mapR+15.0
New map
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map0/6
New map