UPDATED Jan. 28, 2022, at 5:05 PM

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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Michigan
Status:Tabled
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
14 districts
majority
This map
13 districts-1
There are 5 Democratic-leaning seats, 6 Republican-leaning seats and 2 highly competitive seats in this proposed map.Change from old map: +1 Democratic-leaning seat, -2 Republican-leaning seats.
The competitiveness and fairness of Michigan's maps
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Michigan
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Brenda LawrenceD
D+50
2nd
Rashida TlaibD
D+34
3rd
Haley StevensD
D+24
4th
Peter MeijerR
D+8
5th
Elissa SlotkinD
R+4
6th
Andy LevinD
R+8
7th
Debbie DingellD
D+19
8th
Tim WalbergR
R+26
9th
Bill HuizengaR
Fred UptonR
R+18
10th
Lisa C. McClainR
R+32
11th
Daniel KildeeD
R+4
12th
Jack BergmanR
R+23
13th
John MoolenaarR
R+29

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
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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.
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Jan. 26
The general counsel for Michigan's Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission announced her resignation, effective Feb. 25.
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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
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First proposalMichigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission