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.
Map source: New York Independent Redistricting Commission
|Republican commissioners' proposal||R+2.7|
|Democratic commissioners' proposal||R+3.9|
|"Names" draft plan||R+4.5|
|"Letters" draft plan||R+4.7|
|Democratic commissioners' proposal||D+5.1|
|"Letters" draft plan||D+0.8|
|Republican commissioners' proposal||R+3.7|
|"Names" draft plan||R+10.5|
|District||Incumbent||Partisan lean||Racial makeup|
Joseph D. MorelleD
Yvette D. ClarkeD
Nydia M. VelázquezD
Gregory W. MeeksD
Andrew R. GarbarinoR
Sean Patrick MaloneyD
Paul D. TonkoD
The racial makeup of each district is of the voting-age population.
The latest in New York
On Jan. 10, the New York state Senate and state Assembly overwhelmingly rejected the two proposed congressional maps submitted to them by New York’s bipartisan redistricting commission. The two maps were fairly similar, but the one proposed by Democratic commissioners would have created one more Democratic-leaning seat than the one proposed by Republican commissioners.
These maps were never expected to become law, however. Because the same party controls both the state Senate and state Assembly, a two-thirds vote is required in both chambers to adopt a map, and although Democrats do have a supermajority in both chambers, they seem to be holding out for a map that nets Democrats more seats. (It’s possible to draw a map that eliminates as many as five of the state’s Republican members of Congress.)
The redistricting process now returns to the commission, which will submit another map (or maps) to the legislature for another two-thirds vote within 15 days of the rejection (so by Jan. 25). If that map also fails to pass, the legislature can draw its own and pass it, likely with another two-thirds vote (although there is some ambiguity in the law that might allow a legislature-drawn map to pass with a simple majority).
|Republican commissioners' proposal||Rejected||New York Independent Redistricting Commission|
|Democratic commissioners' proposal||Rejected||New York Independent Redistricting Commission|
|"Names" draft plan||Tabled||New York Independent Redistricting Commission|
|"Letters" draft plan||Tabled||New York Independent Redistricting Commission|