UPDATED May 14, 2022, at 4:30 PM

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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in New York
Status:Proposed
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
27 districts
majority
This map
26 districts-1
There are 15 Democratic-leaning seats, 7 Republican-leaning seats and 4 highly competitive seats in this proposed map.Change from old map: -2 Democratic-leaning seats, +1 highly competitive seat.

Map source: Stephen W. Dunn

The competitiveness and fairness of New York's maps
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
New York Democrats' proposalD+8.8
Previously enacted proposalD+8.6
Democratic proposalD+8.6
Democratic commissioners' proposalD+5.1
Common Cause proposalD+4.8
Wilson Prieve proposalD+4.6
Ari Spinoza proposalD+2.8
"Letters" draft planD+0.8
Old mapR+1.3
Stephen W. Dunn proposal 2R+1.5
Stephen W. Dunn proposal 3R+1.5
Stephen W. Dunn proposalR+1.7
Proposed remedial mapR+2.3
Republican commissioners' proposalR+3.7
Empire Center for Public Policy proposalR+7.2
"Names" draft planR+10.5
New map
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in New York
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Lee ZeldinR
R+10
2nd
Andrew R. GarbarinoR
EVEN
3rd
Thomas SuozziD
D+22
4th
Kathleen RiceD
EVEN
5th
Gregory W. MeeksD
D+54
6th
Grace MengD
D+24
7th
Nydia M. VelázquezD
D+59
8th
Hakeem JeffriesD
D+66
9th
Yvette D. ClarkeD
D+77
10th
Carolyn MaloneyD
D+72
11th
Nicole MalliotakisR
R+5
12th
Jerrold NadlerD
D+74
13th
Adriano EspaillatD
D+74
14th
OPEN
R+10
15th
Alexandria Ocasio-CortezD
Ritchie TorresD
D+66
16th
Jamaal BowmanD
D+52
17th
Mondaire JonesD
R+3
18th
Sean Patrick MaloneyD
D+9
19th
Antonio DelgadoD
R+8
20th
Paul D. TonkoD
D+14
21st
Elise StefanikR
R+16
22nd
John KatkoR
D+2
23rd
Claudia TenneyR
Tom ReedR
R+12
24th
Chris JacobsR
R+26
25th
Joseph D. MorelleD
D+14
26th
Brian HigginsD
D+20

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

The latest in New York

May 10, 2022

The New York Court of Appeals struck down the congressional redistricting map previously enacted by the legislature on April 27, requiring the map be redrawn with the assistance of a neutral expert, who must propose a map by May 16 and finalize one by May 20. The state’s primaries would be moved to August.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had sought to keep the previously approved map in place by filing a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of New York voters, arguing that the state’s primary had to take place on June 28 as scheduled, citing a previous federal order. However, on May 10, a federal judge affirmed moving the primary to Aug. 23 in order to accommodate the ongoing redistricting process, likely leaving the state court’s ruling in place.

The now-overturned map was designed to give Democrats a huge advantage in the state and was largely approved along partisan lines in the legislature. The map had an efficiency gap of D+9 and created 20 Democratic-leaning seats, only four Republican-leaning seats and two highly competitive seats (both of which tilt toward Democrats themselves). This was an increase of three Democratic-leaning seats, a decrease of three Republican-leaning seats and a decrease of one highly competitive seat from the old map.

New York wound up with such an egregiously biased map only because of the weakness of New York’s new bipartisan redistricting commission. Under state law, the legislature may simply draw its own map after rejecting the commission’s first two proposals. Even worse, the commission didn’t even work as intended. Its first proposal was actually two maps (one favoring Democrats and one favoring Republicans), and it failed to come to any agreement on a second-round proposal, handing redistricting control to the legislature by default.

While they wait for the neutral expert to propose a map, several interested parties have submitted their own plans to the court for his consideration. New York Democrats have proposed a map that is similar to their overturned map. Three other proposed maps have efficiency gaps ranging from D+3 to D+5.Five other map proposals, including one from the Republican plaintiffs in the case, have efficiency gaps ranging from R+2 to R+7 and are more proportional with how New Yorkers vote. However, the expert is under no obligation to heed these maps.

Latest updates
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May 10
A federal judge ordered New York to postpone its congressional primary from June 28 to August 23 to accommodate the effort to draw new districts.
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April 27
The highest state court in New York, called the Court of Appeals, upheld a lower court ruling that the state's new congressional maps violate the state constitution. A special master will work with the lower court to draw new districts.
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April 21
A New York state appellate court struck down the state's congressional map as a partisan gerrymander in violation of the state's constitution.

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