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UPDATED Jul. 19, 2022, at 3:50 PM

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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Louisiana
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
6 districts
This map
6 districts
There are 2 Democratic-leaning seats and 4 Republican-leaning seats in this proposed map.Change from old map: +1 Democratic-leaning seat, -1 Republican-leaning seat.
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 1 (second session)R+10.5
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 2 (second session)R+13.6
SB 5R+13.6
HB 2 (second session)R+13.6
New mapR+13.6
SB 16R+13.8
SB 18R+13.9
SB 9R+14.3
HB 1R+14.4
SB 3 (second session)R+15.8
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
SB 3 (second session)D+0.9
SB 4R+2.4
SB 1 (second session)R+2.7
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 2 (second session)R+15.0
SB 5R+15.0
HB 2 (second session)R+15.0
New mapR+15.0
HB 1R+15.2
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map0/6
HB 10/6
HB 2 (second session)0/6
SB 100/6
SB 110/6
SB 160/6
SB 180/6
SB 1 (second session)0/6
SB 20/6
SB 200/6
SB 220/6
SB 2 (second session)0/6
SB 3 (second session)0/6
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
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
Steve ScaliseR
Troy A. CarterD
Clay HigginsR
Mike JohnsonR
Julia LetlowR
Garret GravesR

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

The latest in Louisiana

June 28, 2022

On June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court halted a lower court’s ruling that had struck down Louisiana’s new congressional map on the grounds that it was an illegal racial gerrymander. As a result, in the 2022 elections Louisiana will use the map passed by its Republican-controlled state legislature on Feb. 18, which preserved Louisiana’s old breakdown of five strongly Republican, majority-white seats and one solidly Democratic, majority-Black seat that connects New Orleans to Baton Rouge.

Democrats, including Gov. John Bel Edwards, argued 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 and it was quite possible to draw a second Black seat. As a result, Edwards vetoed the map, but the legislature overrode his veto on March 30. 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.

Following the override vote, civil rights groups quickly launched a legal challenge arguing that the map was illegal without two predominantly Black districts. This lawsuit could yet still prevail, but not in time to affect the 2022 election: The Supreme Court put the case on hold until it resolves a similar debate over Alabama’s congressional map, which is expected to happen in 2023.

Latest updates
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June 28
The U.S. Supreme Court stayed a lower court injunction that had blocked Louisiana's congressional districts from being used until the state created a second majority-Black district. The state is now free to use the districts in 2022 and work to comply with the lower court's order by 2024.
Icon of the Louisiana state boundaries
June 20
The Louisiana state legislature adjourned from its special session without adopting a new congressional map. The task now falls to the federal courts.
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June 13
The Fifth Circuit lifted its stay of a lower court ruling that had invalidated Louisiana's congressional districts. The state legislature must now draw new districts by June 20 or the task will fall to the federal courts.

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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.