UPDATED Jan. 27, 2022, at 4:15 PM

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The partisan breakdown of Michigan’s new map
Status:In litigation
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
14 districts
majority
This map
13 districts-1
There are 4 Democratic-leaning seats, 6 Republican-leaning seats and 3 highly competitive seats in Michigan’s new map.Change from old map: -2 Republican-leaning seats, +1 highly competitive seat.
The competitiveness and fairness of Michigan's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
New mapR+2.1
Old mapR+5.7
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
New mapD+0.3
Old mapR+11.7
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
New map3/13
Old map2/14
The demographic and partisan breakdown of Michigan’s new map
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Jack BergmanR
R+24
2nd
John MoolenaarR
R+31
3rd
Peter MeijerR
D+3
4th
Bill HuizengaR
Fred UptonR
R+9
5th
Tim WalbergR
R+28
6th
Debbie DingellD
D+21
7th
Elissa SlotkinD
R+4
8th
Daniel KildeeD
R+1
9th
Lisa C. McClainR
R+34
10th
OPEN
R+6
11th
Andy LevinD
Haley StevensD
D+15
12th
Rashida TlaibD
D+44
13th
Brenda LawrenceD
D+46

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

The latest in Michigan

Jan. 6, 2022

On Dec. 28, Michigan’s independent redistricting commission — composed of four Republicans, four Democrats and five independents — voted 8-5 to enact a new congressional map for the Wolverine State for the next decade.

However, on Jan. 5, a a group of current and former Detroit lawmakers filed a lawsuit against the commission. The suit claims that the new map makes it harder for Black candidates to win seats and for Black voters’ voices to be heard because it reduces the number of majority-Black districts. The suit asks the Michigan Supreme Court to order the commission to redraw the maps.

The new map, which the commission labeled “Chestnut,” scores well on several metrics of map fairness. It has virtually no efficiency gap (the ​​difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning), and the state’s new median congressional district is only 2 percentage points redder than the state as a whole. In addition, almost a quarter of the state’s now-13 districts are competitive.

Overall, the map creates six Republican-leaning seats, four Democratic-leaning seats and three highly competitive seats. The map does make it likely that Republicans will gain at least one seat in 2022: the new 10th District, which moves from a FiveThirtyEight partisan lean of D+8 to R+6. Instead of taking their chances there, both Democratic Reps. Andy Levin and Haley Stevens have announced plans to run in the bluer 11th District next door, setting up an incumbent-vs.-incumbent primary. Similarly, Republican Rep. Bill Huizenga’s district is mostly absorbed by the new 3rd District, which not only has a fellow GOP incumbent (Rep. Peter Meijer) but also gets significantly bluer (going from R+9 to D+3). Huizenga, however, could opt to run for the safer (R+9) 4th District, where he actually lives, especially if Republican Rep. Fred Upton retires.

Latest updates
Icon of the Michigan state boundaries
Jan. 26
The Michigan state Supreme Court heard oral arguments for a challenge to the state's new congressional districts. Plaintiffs argued that the new districts, drawn by the state's independent redistricting commission, dilute the voting power of racial minority communities in violation of the Voting Rights Act.
Icon of the Michigan state boundaries
Jan. 26
The general counsel for Michigan's Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission announced her resignation, effective Feb. 25.
Icon of the Michigan state boundaries
Jan. 3
State lawmakers sued the Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission, alleging that the new congressional redistricting plan will dilute the voting power of minority communities.

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Who controls redistricting in Michigan in 2021?
Neither party fully controls the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn and enacted by an independent commission made up of citizens.
All of the other proposed maps in Michigan
MapPlanProposed byPartisan breakdown
Commissioner Szetela planMichigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
Commissioner Lange planMichigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
"Birch" plan, version 2Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
"Apple" plan, version 2Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
Twenty-second proposalMichigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
Twenty-first proposalMichigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
Twentieth proposalMichigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
Nineteenth proposalMichigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
Eighteenth proposalMichigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
Seventeenth proposalMichigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
Sixteenth proposalMichigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
Fifteenth proposalMichigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
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Twelfth proposalMichigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
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Tenth proposalMichigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
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Seventh proposalMichigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission
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First proposalMichigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission