UPDATED May 16, 2022, at 11:36 AM

What Redistricting Looks Like In Every State

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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Louisiana
Status:Tabled
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 Louisiana's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
SB 22R+9.9
SB 6R+10.6
SB 11R+11.1
Old mapR+11.3
SB 4R+11.4
SB 2R+12.2
SB 10R+12.8
SB 20R+13.2
SB 5R+13.6
New mapR+13.6
SB 16R+13.8
SB 18R+13.9
SB 9R+14.3
HB 1R+14.4
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
SB 4R+2.4
SB 6R+2.8
SB 18R+3.0
SB 9R+3.4
SB 2R+3.8
SB 10R+4.1
SB 11R+5.3
SB 16R+5.6
Old mapR+15.0
SB 22R+15.0
SB 20R+15.0
SB 5R+15.0
New mapR+15.0
HB 1R+15.2
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map0/6
HB 10/6
SB 100/6
SB 110/6
SB 160/6
SB 180/6
SB 20/6
SB 200/6
SB 220/6
SB 40/6
SB 50/6
New map0/6
SB 60/6
SB 90/6
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Louisiana
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Steve ScaliseR
R+39
2nd
Troy A. CarterD
D+55
3rd
Clay HigginsR
R+43
4th
Mike JohnsonR
R+32
5th
Julia LetlowR
R+38
6th
Garret GravesR
R+23

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

The latest in Louisiana

March 31, 2022

On March 30, Louisiana’s Republican-controlled state legislature voted to override Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards’s veto of the congressional map passed by the legislature on Feb. 18. The new map will preserve the current partisan split of five strongly Republican seats and one solidly Democratic, majority-Black seat that connects New Orleans to Baton Rouge.

Republicans needed a two-thirds majority in both legislative chambers to override, but even with the unanimous support of its caucus, the party would have been two votes short in the House of Representatives. But one Democrat and three independents there joined all 68 Republicans in a 72-31 override vote, and the state Senate followed with a 27-11 party-line vote. Barring a successful challenge to the map in court — which can’t be ruled out — Louisiana now has a new congressional map.

The override vote came after Edwards had vetoed the map on March 9, arguing that the plan didn’t meet the standards of the Voting Rights Act because it had only one majority-Black district even though Louisiana has a population that is about one-third Black. Following the override vote, civil rights groups quickly launched a legal challenge, using such arguments in an effort to get the map thrown out as a racial gerrymander.

Latest updates
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March 31
The Louisiana legislature overrode Gov. Edwards's veto of the state's new congressional maps.
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March 30
A group of Black Louisiana voters, backed by the NAACP, filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state's congressional redistricting plan on grounds that it violates Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
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March 29
The Louisiana legislature will meet in a special session on Mar. 30 to vote on whether to override Gov. Edwards' veto of the state's congressional map.

Latest changes 🤖

Feb. 4, 2022

SB 22 Released

Feb. 1, 2022

SB 9 Released

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Who controls redistricting in Louisiana right now?
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.