UPDATED Oct. 19, 2021, at 10:04 AM

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.

The partisan breakdown of Oregon’s new map
Status:Approved
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
5 districts
majority
This map
6 districts+1
There are 4 Democratic-leaning seats, 1 Republican-leaning seat and 1 highly competitive seat in this proposed map.Change from old map: +2 Democratic-leaning seats, -1 highly competitive seat.
The competitiveness and fairness of Oregon's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
New mapR+2.7
Old mapR+6.4
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
New mapD+17.2
Old mapD+13.4
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map2/5
New map1/6
The demographic and partisan breakdown of Oregon’s new map
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Suzanne BonamiciD
D+34
2nd
Cliff BentzR
R+28
3rd
Earl BlumenauerD
D+43
4th
Peter DeFazioD
D+9
5th
OPEN
D+3
6th
Kurt SchraderD
D+7

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

The latest in Oregon

Sept. 27, 2021

On Sept. 27, Oregon became the first state to redraw its congressional map for the next decade, enacting a plan that creates four Democratic districts, a safe Republican district and one potential battleground district.

Arguably the biggest winner under the approved proposal is Democratic Rep. Peter DeFazio, whose seat went from R+1 to D+9. The new map also keeps Democratic Rep. Kurt Schrader’s home in the 5th District — which is a competitive seat with a partisan lean of D+3. (However, he could also choose to run in the state’s new 6th District, which leans more Democratic and contains half of his current district.)

Oregon’s redistricting process was contentious because Democrats cut off negotiations with Republicans, and they first tried to pass an even more favorable map that would’ve created five Democratic-leaning seats and just one Republican-leaning seat. But state House Republicans boycotted a floor session in retaliation, forcing Democrats to redraw the map to be slightly fairer. On Sept. 27, House Republicans returned to the state Capitol, providing the quorum necessary for Democrats to pass the map. Democratic Gov. Kate Brown signed the bill into law late that same night.

Latest updates
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Oct. 11
Oregon's former Secretary of State filed a lawsuit challenging the state's new congressional map as an unlawful partisan gerrymander under the state's constitution and the criteria laid out in state law ORS 188.010(2).
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Sept. 30
The Oregon state legislature adopted two bills establishing new congressional and state legislative districts after a protracted debate. Gov. Kate Brown signed both bills into law just hours before the midnight deadline that would have shifted authority to a panel of judges (congressional districts) and the Secretary of State (state legislative districts).
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Sept. 3
Republicans and Democrats on the state House and Senate committees on redistricting released a set of maps (one by each party) for state legislative and congressional districts. Final maps from the legislature are due by Sept. 27.

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Who controls redistricting in Oregon in 2021?
Democrats fully control the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn and passed by the Democratic state legislature and signed into law by the Democratic governor.
All of the other proposed maps in Oregon
MapPlanProposed byPartisan breakdown
Draft Republican planOregon House Republicans
Draft Democratic planOregon House Democrats