UPDATED Jan. 24, 2022, at 11:30 PM

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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in South Carolina
Status:Tabled
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
7 districts
majority
This map
7 districts
There are 1 Democratic-leaning seat and 6 Republican-leaning seats in this proposed 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
Alternative state House proposal, Senate amendment 1R+7.0
Alternative state House proposalR+7.0
State Senate proposalR+7.0
State House proposalR+7.9
Alternative state House proposal, Senate amendment 2R+11.8
New map
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Alternative state House proposal, Senate amendment 2R+9.2
State House proposalR+24.7
Alternative state House proposal, Senate amendment 1R+24.8
Alternative state House proposalR+24.8
State Senate proposalR+24.8
Old mapR+26.6
New map
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Alternative state House proposal, Senate amendment 21/7
Old map0/7
State House proposal0/7
Alternative state House proposal0/7
Alternative state House proposal, Senate amendment 10/7
State Senate proposal0/7
New map
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in South Carolina
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Nancy MaceR
R+10
2nd
Joe WilsonR
R+27
3rd
Jeff DuncanR
R+44
4th
William TimmonsR
R+27
5th
Ralph NormanR
R+27
6th
James E. ClyburnD
D+27
7th
Tom RiceR
R+26

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

The latest in South Carolina

Jan. 20, 2022

The South Carolina Senate voted on Jan. 20 to advance one of the chamber’s own amended map that largely maintains the partisan lean of the current map.

If adopted, the plan would cement the GOP’s 6-1 majority in the state and move one district, the 1st, 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.

The latest move by Republican senators comes just after Republicans in the state House voted to adopt another — similar — redistricting plan. The two chambers will ultimately have to agree on a single plan to send to Republican Gov. Henry McMaster.

Latest updates
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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.