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.
The partisan breakdown of Massachusetts’s new map
partisan lean of districts:
There are 9 Democratic-leaning seats in this proposed map.Change from old map: None.
The competitiveness and fairness of Massachusetts's maps
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
The demographic and partisan breakdown of Massachusetts’s new map
|District||Incumbent||Partisan lean||Racial makeup|
Richard E. NealD
Stephen F. LynchD
The racial makeup of each district is of the voting-age population.
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The Massachusetts Legislature approved a congressional redistricting map, sending H.4256 to Governor Charlie Baker's desk.
The Massachusetts Special Joint Committee on Redistricting released proposed congressional redistricting maps.
Massachusetts Secretary of State Galvin published a memo that criticizes the state's new redistricting plans as impractical. Because the new plans split hundreds of voting precincts, "election administration [will be] nearly impossible in some instances." Galvin, a Democrat, predicted that "Congressional districts will only further complicate these issues" and publicly stated that the new state legislative maps are "a devastating blow to the voters of Massachusetts."
Who controls redistricting in Massachusetts in 2021?
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).