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

What Redistricting Looks Like In Every State

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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Maryland
Status:Tabled
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
8 districts
majority
This map
8 districts
There are 6 Democratic-leaning seats and 2 Republican-leaning seats in this proposed map.Change from old map: -1 Democratic-leaning seat, +1 Republican-leaning seat.
The competitiveness and fairness of Maryland's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Draft commission planD+7.9
Second draft commission planD+7.5
Old mapD+5.7
Proposed Congress plan 1D+4.0
Proposed Congress plan 4D+3.2
New mapR+5.1
Proposed Congress plan 2R+5.5
Previously enacted proposalR+5.7
Proposed Congress plan 3R+6.2
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Previously enacted proposalD+16.0
Proposed Congress plan 2D+16.0
Proposed Congress plan 3D+16.0
Proposed Congress plan 4D+2.8
Old mapD+2.6
New mapD+2.4
Proposed Congress plan 1D+2.3
Draft commission planR+10.8
Second draft commission planR+11.0
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Proposed Congress plan 31/8
Proposed Congress plan 41/8
New map1/8
Old map0/8
Proposed Congress plan 10/8
Proposed Congress plan 20/8
Draft commission plan0/8
Second draft commission plan0/8
Previously enacted proposal0/8
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Maryland
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
David TroneD
R+17
2nd
Jamie RaskinD
D+49
3rd
John P. SarbanesD
D+19
4th
Anthony BrownD
D+68
5th
Steny H. HoyerD
D+49
6th
Kweisi MfumeD
D+48
7th
C.A. Dutch RuppersbergerD
D+18
8th
Andy HarrisR
R+25

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

The latest in Maryland

April 4, 2022

On April 4, Gov. Larry Hogan signed into law a new congressional map passed by the Maryland General Assembly the previous week. Democrats in the legislature had previously enacted a different map back in December, but a state judge threw it out on March 25, calling it an extreme Democratic gerrymander by Democrats. Hogan, a Republican, called the new map “a huge improvement” and agreed to sign it into law after the state attorney general dropped an appeal of the judge’s decision to throw out the old map.

In contrast to the old map, which created seven blue seats and one red seat, the new map has six Democratic-leaning seats, one Republican-leaning seat and one highly competitive seat. With an efficiency gap of D+2.4, it is also much fairer than the previously enacted map, which had an efficiency gap of D+16. Under the new map, the state’s lone Republican district, the 1st, becomes more solidly Republican than in the rejected map. The 6th District, currently held by Democrat David Trone, also becomes highly competitive, with a lean of R+1.

Latest updates
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April 4
Maryland Gov. Hogan signed into law the new congressional redistricting plan advanced by the Maryland General Assembly.
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March 29
The Maryland state Senate passed a new congressional map after a state court held that the state's previous map was a partisan gerrymander.
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March 25
A Maryland state court found the recently-enacted congressional redistricting plan to be an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander, enjoined its use, and ordered the General Assembly to produce a new plan by Mar. 30.

Latest changes 🤖

April 4, 2022

SB 1012 Approved

March 28, 2022

SB 1012 Released

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Who controls redistricting in Maryland right now?
Democrats fully control the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn and passed by the Democratic state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor (but legislative Democrats have the numbers to override a potential veto).