UPDATED Jun. 28, 2022, at 5:03 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
New mapR+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
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
New mapR+24.8
Alternative state House proposalR+24.8
State Senate proposalR+24.8
Old mapR+26.6
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
New map0/7
State Senate proposal0/7
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in South Carolina
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Nancy MaceR
R+18
2nd
Joe WilsonR
R+20
3rd
Jeff DuncanR
R+44
4th
William TimmonsR
R+27
5th
Ralph NormanR
R+26
6th
James E. ClyburnD
D+26
7th
Tom RiceR
R+26

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

The latest in South Carolina

Feb. 25, 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.

The South Carolina chapter of the NAACP has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Republican-drawn maps disadvantage Black voters. “The Legislature chose perhaps the worst option of the available maps in terms of its harmful impact on Black voters that it proposed or were proposed by members of the public,” the lawsuit stated. The three-judge panel was set to hear the case on Feb. 28, but it was postponed and has yet to be rescheduled.

Latest updates
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Feb. 11
The South Carolina NAACP amended its complaint against the state's new congressional districts, alleging the state Legislature "chose perhaps the worst option of the available maps in terms of its harmful impact on Black voters." A two-week trial is scheduled to begin on Feb. 28, 2022.
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Jan. 27
Gov. McMaster signed new congressional maps (House Plan 2, Amend. 1) into law.
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Jan. 26
The South Carolina House of Representatives voted 72-33 to approve a new congressional plan, sending the map to Gov. McMaster's desk.
Who controls redistricting in South Carolina right now?
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.
All of the other proposed maps in South Carolina
MapPlanProposed byPartisan breakdown
Alternative state House proposal, Senate amendment 2South Carolina state Senate
Alternative state House proposalSouth Carolina state House
State House proposalSouth Carolina state House
State Senate proposalSouth Carolina state Senate