UPDATED Jan. 24, 2022, at 5:40 PM

What Redistricting Looks Like In Every State

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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Minnesota
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
8 districts
This map
8 districts
There are 3 Democratic-leaning seats and 5 Republican-leaning seats in this proposed map.Change from old map: +1 Republican-leaning seat, -1 highly competitive seat.
The competitiveness and fairness of Minnesota's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Sachs plaintiffs' planR+2.8
Corrie plaintiffs' planR+3.5
Democratic proposalR+5.2
Second Democratic proposalR+5.2
Wattson plaintiffs' planR+7.7
Anderson plaintiffs' planR+8.7
Old mapR+8.9
Republican proposalR+15.8
New map
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Old mapR+5.3
Sachs plaintiffs' planR+6.7
Wattson plaintiffs' planR+6.8
Anderson plaintiffs' planR+6.8
Democratic proposalR+6.9
Second Democratic proposalR+6.9
Corrie plaintiffs' planR+6.9
Republican proposalR+20.0
New map
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map1/8
Anderson plaintiffs' plan1/8
Wattson plaintiffs' plan1/8
Corrie plaintiffs' plan0/8
Democratic proposal0/8
Second Democratic proposal0/8
Republican proposal0/8
Sachs plaintiffs' plan0/8
New map
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Minnesota
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
Jim HagedornR
Angie CraigD
Dean PhillipsD
Betty McCollumD
Ilhan OmarD
Tom EmmerR
Michelle FischbachR
Pete StauberR

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

The latest in Minnesota

Dec. 15, 2021

On Dec. 7, Democrats in the Minnesota House of Representatives proposed a new congressional map that differed only slightly from their initial proposal in late November. Just like in the previous Democratic map, the most consequential change would shore up Democratic Rep. Angie Craig’s reelection chances by shifting her D+1 seat south of Minneapolis-St. Paul to D+5. By contrast, the Republican proposal would shift Craig’s seat all the way to R+11 to give the GOP a good shot at winning five of the state’s eight congressional districts.

But because neither party has full control over Minnesota’s redistricting process — Democrats control the state House and governorship, Republicans the state Senate — there’s a good chance the judiciary will draw the new map. This would continue a long-running pattern of court-drawn maps in Minnesota, as a federal or state court has decided the congressional lines in each post-decennial census redistricting cycle after 1980, with state court-appointed panels doing the work after the 1990, 2000 and 2010 censuses.

Indeed, a court-appointed special redistricting panel is already preparing to draw the next map if the legislature can’t come to an agreement. Back in June, the chief justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court appointed the five-judge panel to handle future redistricting litigation.

On Dec. 8, that panel published the redistricting proposals of four different plaintiffs involved in ongoing litigation over Minnesota’s congressional map. In terms of partisan breakdown, two of the proposals retain something close to the status quo — four clearly Republican-leaning seats, three clearly Democratic-leaning seats and one highly competitive seat currently held by Craig. Meanwhile, the other two proposals make Craig’s seat bluer, increasing the likelihood that the state’s congressional delegation will stay split evenly between the two parties. It remains to be seen how the panel will judge these proposals, but barring an unexpected legislative agreement, it will likely determine Minnesota’s new lines.

Latest updates
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Jan. 7
The Minnesota GOP released its proposed redistricting plans.
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Dec. 9, 2021
The Minnesota House Redistricting Committee voted to approve the DFL-backed redistricting plan.
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Nov. 23, 2021
The Minnesota House Redistricting Committee met to review a proposed congressional map from the House DFL caucus.