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UPDATED Jul. 19, 2022, at 3:50 PM

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The partisan breakdown of New Mexico’s new map
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
3 districts
This map
3 districts
There are 1 Democratic-leaning seat and 2 highly competitive seats in this proposed 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
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
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
Melanie A. StansburyD
Yvette HerrellR
Teresa Leger FernandezD

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

The latest in New Mexico

Feb. 1, 2022

The New Mexico Republican Party and several other plaintiffs filed a lawsuit in late January alleging that the state’s new congressional map severely weakens the voting power of GOP voters in the state. The suit alleges that legislators drew district lines that give Democrats in the state an unfair advantage.

The map in question was signed into law on Dec. 17 by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. The map, which passed the legislature with strong Democratic support, gives the Democratic Party an edge in all three of New Mexico’s districts.

Specifically, 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.

Latest updates
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April 20
A New Mexico state court denied a motion for preliminary injunction by state Democrats seeking to block a challenge to the state's congressional map. As a result, the Republican plaintiffs may pursue their claim that the new map violates the state constitution.
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Jan. 22
New Mexico's republican party filed a lawsuit challenging the new congressional districts claiming if violates legislative redistricting protocols and past court rulings.
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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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Who controls redistricting in New Mexico right now?
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.