UPDATED Jan. 28, 2022, at 7:25 PM

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The partisan breakdown of North Carolina’s new map
Status:In litigation
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
13 districts
majority
This map
14 districts+1
There are 3 Democratic-leaning seats, 10 Republican-leaning seats and 1 highly competitive seat in North Carolina’s new map.Change from old map: -2 Democratic-leaning seats, +2 Republican-leaning seats, +1 highly competitive seat.
The competitiveness and fairness of North Carolina's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Old mapR+6.4
New mapR+11.4
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Old mapR+8.5
New mapR+20.1
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
New map1/14
Old map0/13
The demographic and partisan breakdown of North Carolina’s new map
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Gregory F. MurphyR
R+18
2nd
G.K. ButterfieldD
D+1
3rd
David RouzerR
R+20
4th
OPEN
R+10
5th
Deborah K. RossD
D+25
6th
David PriceD
D+42
7th
Ted BuddR
R+20
8th
Dan BishopR
R+20
9th
Alma AdamsD
D+45
10th
Richard HudsonR
R+26
11th
Kathy E. ManningD
Virginia FoxxR
R+16
12th
Patrick T. McHenryR
R+16
13th
Madison CawthornR
R+25
14th
OPEN
R+12

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

The latest in North Carolina

Jan. 11, 2021

On Jan. 11, a three-judge panel upheld North Carolina’s new congressional map, which Republicans passed along party lines on Nov. 4. However, the plaintiffs, who argued that the map is a partisan gerrymander that violates North Carolina’s constitution, will appeal the decision to the state Supreme Court. (A separate lawsuit in federal court also alleges that the map is a racial gerrymander because it does not maximize Black North Carolinians’ ability to elect the representatives of their choice.)

Democrats hold four of the seven seats on the state Supreme Court, so it’s quite possible that the Republican-drawn plan could be thrown out on appeal. This would be similar to what happened in 2019, when a state court ruled the congressional map was a partisan gerrymander and ordered the state legislature to draw new lines ahead of the 2020 election.

The legislature produced the current congressional lines in response to the 2019 ruling, and the map still favors Republicans with eight red seats and five blue seats. But the state’s new map, which was drawn by the state Senate Redistricting and Election Committee, pushes that advantage even further. It has two fewer Democratic-leaning seats, two more Republican-leaning ones and one more competitive seat, for a final tally of 10 Republican-leaning seats, three Democratic-leaning seats and one competitive seat.

As far as vulnerable incumbents go, the map makes Democratic Rep. Kathy Manning’s new district (renumbered the 11th District) a solidly Republican seat. Democratic Rep. G.K. Butterfield’s district is now a highly competitive seat (the new 2nd District) that leans Democratic by just 1 point, but Butterfield announced his retirement in mid-November.

Latest updates
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Jan. 28
Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed the bill advanced by the legislature to delay primary elections in North Carolina until June 7, 2022.
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Jan. 19
The North Carolina General Assembly voted to delay primaries until June 7, 2022, in light of uncertainty stemming from pending redistricting litigation.
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Jan. 14
The North Carolina Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the ongoing redistricting litigation on Feb. 2.

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Who controls redistricting in North Carolina in 2021?
Republicans fully control the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn and enacted by the Republican state legislature.