UPDATED Jun. 23, 2022, at 2:05 AM

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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Tennessee
Status:Tabled
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.
New mapR+6.6
Republican proposalR+6.6
Old mapR+9.0
Democratic proposalR+10.4
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
New mapR+16.9
Republican proposalR+16.9
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
New map0/9
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

Feb. 7, 2022

Republican Gov. Bill Lee signed the new congressional map passed by the state legislature into law Feb. 6, despite criticism and threats of lawsuits from Democrats in the state. The new map eliminates one of two Democratic districts in the state and has an efficiency gap of R+16.9, prompting Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper, who has been a member of Congress for more than three decades, to announce he will not seek reelection.

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 this map shifts the 5th District southwest, to include more rural, Republican-leaning counties. Under the proposal, the rest of Davidson County is 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. The state Democratic party has already vowed to sue, tweeting on Feb. 4 that if the governor signed the bill, it would be “game on.”

Latest updates
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Feb. 7
Gov. Lee signed new congressional districts into law.
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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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Who controls redistricting in Tennessee 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 Tennessee
MapPlanProposed byPartisan breakdown
Republican proposalTennessee House Select Committee on Redistricting and Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Redistricting
Democratic proposalTennessee Democrats