UPDATED Sep. 25, 2021, at 4:25 AM

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.

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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Nebraska
Status:Rejected
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
3 districts
majority
This map
3 districts
There are 2 Republican-leaning seats and 1 highly competitive seat in this proposed map.Change from old map: None.
The competitiveness and fairness of Nebraska's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Draft Republican planD+7.9
Draft Democratic planD+6.0
Old mapD+4.1
New map
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Old mapD+5.1
Draft Democratic planD+2.0
Draft Republican planD+1.7
New map
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map1/3
Draft Democratic plan1/3
Draft Republican plan1/3
New map
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Nebraska
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Jeff FortenberryR
R+17
2nd
Don BaconR
R+3
3rd
Adrian SmithR
R+56

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

The latest in Nebraska

Sept. 20, 2021

A proposed congressional map put forward by Republicans on Sept. 8 failed to pass the legislature in a vote taken late on Sept. 17. Although Republicans control the legislature, they do not have the two-thirds majority necessary to overcome the filibuster; thus, Democrats were able to kill the map on a 29-17 vote. Democrats objected to the map because it split Democratic-leaning Douglas County (where Omaha is located) between two congressional districts and brought some redder counties into the 2nd District, moving the state’s only swing congressional district from its current even partisan lean to R+3.

The vote now sends the legislature’s redistricting committee back to the drawing board. Democrats also proposed a plan of their own on Sept. 8, but it is unlikely to get much traction; instead, one Republican senator who opposed the initial GOP proposal has suggested a map that would keep Douglas County whole and pair it with neighboring Sarpy County.

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Sept. 17
A proposed congressional redistricting plan that would split Douglas County failed to overcome a filibuster in Nebraska's Unicameral. The Legislature's Redistricting Committee must now decide whether to adopt a proposal by state Sen. Justin Wayne, a Democrat, or to draw new maps altogether.
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Sept. 16
Five of the Nebraska Legislature Redistricting Committee's nine members voted to move forward with the Republican-drawn congressional map that splits Douglas County (home of Nebraska's "blue dot" that awarded one electoral college vote to Obama in 2008 and to Biden in 2020).
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Sept. 9
The Nebraska Legislature's Redistricting Committee published two sets of congressional and state legislative plans—one by its Republican members and one by its Democratic members.

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All of the proposed maps in Nebraska
MapPlanStatusProposed byPartisan breakdown
Draft Democratic planProposedDemocratic Nebraska Sen. Justin Wayne
Draft Republican planRejectedRepublican Nebraska Sen. Lou Ann Linehan