UPDATED Jan. 27, 2022, at 4:15 PM

What Redistricting Looks Like In Every State

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The partisan breakdown of South Carolina’s new map
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
7 districts
This map
7 districts
There are 1 Democratic-leaning seat and 6 Republican-leaning seats in South Carolina’s new map.Change from old map: None.
The competitiveness and fairness of South Carolina's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Old mapR+4.5
New mapR+7.0
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
New mapR+24.8
Old mapR+26.6
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map0/7
New map0/7
The demographic and partisan breakdown of South Carolina’s new map
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
Nancy MaceR
Joe WilsonR
Jeff DuncanR
William TimmonsR
Ralph NormanR
James E. ClyburnD
Tom RiceR

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

The latest in South Carolina

Jan. 27, 2022

On Jan. 27, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law South Carolina’s new congressional map, which will cement the GOP’s 6-1 majority in the state. The map largely maintains the boundaries of South Carolina’s current congressional map, with the biggest change being that one district, the 1st, goes from Republican-leaning to solidly Republican. It does this by splitting up Charleston, moving a good portion of it to the 6th District, South Carolina’s lone Democratic-leaning district.

Latest updates
Icon of the South Carolina state boundaries
Dec. 1, 2021
The South Carolina House of Representatives opened its special session by passing a resolution that no issue will be discussed until the redistricting process is complete.
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Oct. 12, 2021
The NAACP has filed a federal lawsuit in anticipation of the state's failure to draw new congressional and state legislative districts in a timely fashion. Plaintiffs ask the judge to declare that South Carolina's current districts are malapportioned in violation of the one-person-one-vote principle, and to either establish a schedule for the legislature to draw new maps or draw new maps itself.
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Sept. 24, 2021
The South Carolina Senate has adjourned with no plans to call a special session to consider new districts before the end of the year. The state House also adjourned on Wednesday with no plans to reconvene for a special session.
Who controls redistricting in South Carolina in 2021?
Republicans fully control the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor.