UPDATED Jan. 24, 2022, at 5:40 PM

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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Tennessee
Status:Proposed
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
9 districts
majority
This map
9 districts
There are 1 Democratic-leaning seat and 8 Republican-leaning seats in this proposed map.Change from old map: -1 Democratic-leaning seat, +1 Republican-leaning seat.
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
Republican proposalR+6.6
Old mapR+9.0
Democratic proposalR+10.4
New map
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Democratic proposalR+6.0
Old mapR+7.0
Second Republican proposalR+16.9
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
Republican proposal0/9
Democratic proposal0/9
Second Republican proposal0/9
New map
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Tennessee
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Diana HarshbargerR
R+60
2nd
Tim BurchettR
R+36
3rd
Chuck FleischmannR
R+38
4th
Scott DesJarlaisR
R+46
5th
Jim CooperD
R+16
6th
John RoseR
R+35
7th
Mark E. GreenR
R+20
8th
David KustoffR
R+42
9th
Steve CohenD
D+41

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

The latest in Tennessee

Jan. 20, 2022

Tennessee Republicans are pushing ahead with their proposed congressional map, despite criticism and threats of lawsuits from Democrats in the state. On Jan. 20, the state Senate voted to approve its map proposal. Though it differs slightly from the map passed by the state House redistricting committee, its bones — such as splitting Nashville up into three separate districts — are fundamentally the same.

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 both proposed maps would shift the 5th District southwest, to include more rural, Republican-leaning counties. Under the proposals, 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 proposals. U.S. House Rep. Jim Cooper, who currently represents the 5th District, tweeted, “All Nashvillians should feel insulted and abused by the new map.” And on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, protestors gathered at the state Capitol to rally against the GOP’s proposed maps. Critics are particularly concerned that dividing up fast-growing Nashville would lump many communities of color into districts with majority-white and conservative counties. The state’s Democratic Party said it plans to sue over the map in a series of tweets: “We’ll see you in court.”

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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All of the proposed maps in Tennessee
MapPlanStatusProposed byPartisan breakdown
Second Republican proposalProposedTennessee Senate Judiciary Committee
Republican proposalProposedTennessee House Select Committee on Redistricting and Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Redistricting
Democratic proposalProposedTennessee Democrats