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

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All of the proposed maps currently under consideration in Tennessee
MapPlanProposed byPartisan breakdown
Second Republican proposalTennessee Senate Judiciary Committee
Who controls redistricting in Tennessee 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.
  • April 7, 2022
    Deadline for congressional candidates to file (therefore map should be set by this date)
 
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
9 districts
majority
New map
9 districts

The latest in Tennessee

Jan. 25, 2022

On Jan. 24, Tennessee state House Republicans voted to approve the proposed congressional map previously passed by the state Senate, despite criticism and threats of lawsuits from Democrats in the state.

Among the most contentious decisions in the map was the one to divide Nashville up into three districts. Nashville is the county seat of Davidson County, which currently fits entirely within the state’s 5th District, a Democratic stronghold with a D+17 lean. But the map would shift the 5th District southwest, to include more rural, Republican-leaning counties. Under the proposal, the rest of Davidson County would be split and folded into the 7th District to the northwest and the 6th District to the east, two districts currently held by the GOP.

Democrats have continued to criticize the Republican proposal, arguing that dividing up fast-growing Nashville would lump many communities of color into districts with majority-white and conservative counties. After the vote, the state Democratic party tweeted that it was “prepping a lawsuit.”

Latest updates
Icon of the Tennessee state boundaries
Nov. 15, 2021
Democratic lawmakers in Tennessee have released a congressional redistricting plan. Republican lawmakers have signaled that they will unveil their own districting plan in January 2022.

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The competitiveness and fairness of Tennessee's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Second Republican proposalR+6.6
Old mapR+9.0
New map
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Old mapR+7.0
Second Republican proposalR+16.9
New map
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map0/9
Second Republican proposal0/9
New map
All of the proposed maps no longer under consideration in Tennessee
MapPlanStatusProposed byPartisan breakdown
Republican proposalTabledTennessee House Select Committee on Redistricting and Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Redistricting
Democratic proposalTabledTennessee Democrats