UPDATED Jan. 14, 2022, at 5:35 PM

What Redistricting Looks Like In Every State

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The partisan breakdown of New Mexico’s new map
Status:Approved
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
3 districts
majority
This map
3 districts
There are 1 Democratic-leaning seat and 2 highly competitive seats in New Mexico’s new map.Change from old map: -1 Democratic-leaning seat, -1 Republican-leaning seat, +2 highly competitive seats.
The competitiveness and fairness of New Mexico's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Old mapD+7.0
New mapR+2.5
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
New mapD+39.3
Old mapD+9.6
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
New map2/3
Old map0/3
The demographic and partisan breakdown of New Mexico’s new map
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Melanie A. StansburyD
D+11
2nd
Yvette HerrellR
D+4
3rd
Teresa Leger FernandezD
D+5

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

The latest in New Mexico

Dec. 17, 2021

On Dec. 17, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law a new version of the state’s congressional map that aims to give Democrats an edge in all three of New Mexico’s districts.

The finalized map makes it easier for Democrats to capture the 2nd District, which is currently held by Republican Rep. Yvette Herrell. Under the proposal, her district goes from a partisan lean of R+14 to D+4. The tradeoff, however, is that the 3rd District becomes more competitive, endangering the reelection prospects of Democratic Rep. Teresa Leger Fernandez. Her district goes from a partisan lean of D+14 to D+5.

According to Democrats, the plan is intended to increase the political clout of Hispanic voters in the 2nd District. But the map has also provoked the ire of New Mexico Republicans, who say the new map dilutes the conservative vote.

Latest updates
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Dec. 17, 2021
The governor of New Mexico signed the congressional redistricting bill (SB 1) establishing a new congressional map for the state.
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Dec. 11, 2021
The New Mexico Legislature has passed a new congressional map (SB 1). The plan now awaits the governor's signature.
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Dec. 8, 2021
The proposed congressional map drawn by Democratic state Senators Cervantes and Louis was approved by a state Senate committee, which will further review the plans before forwarding them to the full Senate for a vote.

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Who controls redistricting in New Mexico in 2021?
Democrats fully control the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn by a bipartisan commission made up of citizens, but the Democratic state legislature can modify or reject the commission's proposals. The final map must be passed by the state legislature and signed into law by the Democratic governor.