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The partisan breakdown of Texas’s new map
Status:In litigation
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
36 districts
majority
This map
38 districts+2
There are 13 Democratic-leaning seats, 24 Republican-leaning seats and 1 highly competitive seat in Texas’s new map.Change from old map: +5 Democratic-leaning seats, +2 Republican-leaning seats, -5 highly competitive seats.

Map source: Texas Legislature

The competitiveness and fairness of Texas's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Old mapD+2.3
New mapR+12.0
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Old mapR+12.7
New mapR+15.3
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map6/36
New map1/38
The demographic and partisan breakdown of Texas’s new map
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Louie GohmertR
R+50
2nd
Dan CrenshawR
R+30
3rd
Van TaylorR
R+23
4th
Pat FallonR
R+31
5th
Lance GoodenR
R+27
6th
Jake EllzeyR
R+24
7th
Lizzie Pannill FletcherD
D+24
8th
Kevin BradyR
R+26
9th
Al GreenD
D+50
10th
Michael T. McCaulR
R+24
11th
August PflugerR
R+41
12th
Kay GrangerR
R+24
13th
Ronny JacksonR
R+45
14th
Randy WeberR
R+35
15th
OPEN
EVEN
16th
Veronica EscobarD
D+33
17th
Pete SessionsR
R+27
18th
Sheila Jackson LeeD
D+43
19th
Jodey ArringtonR
R+53
20th
Joaquin CastroD
D+27
21st
Chip RoyR
R+24
22nd
Troy E. NehlsR
R+24
23rd
Tony GonzalesR
R+13
24th
Beth Van DuyneR
R+22
25th
Roger WilliamsR
R+30
26th
Michael BurgessR
R+26
27th
Michael CloudR
R+28
28th
Henry CuellarD
D+7
29th
Sylvia R. GarciaD
D+35
30th
Eddie Bernice JohnsonD
D+51
31st
John CarterR
R+27
32nd
Colin AllredD
D+25
33rd
Marc VeaseyD
D+44
34th
Vicente GonzalezD
D+17
35th
OPEN
D+38
36th
Brian BabinR
R+35
37th
Lloyd DoggettD
D+44
38th
OPEN
R+27

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

The latest in Texas

Dec. 6, 2021

On Dec. 6, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Texas, alleging that the state’s new congressional map violates the Voting Rights Act. The lawsuit joins a handful of others in arguing that the map intentionally dilutes the political clout of voters of color.

The state’s new map, signed into law in late October by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, creates 24 solid or likely Republican seats, 13 solid or likely Democratic seats and one swing seat (the 15th District) in the Rio Grande Valley. For comparison, Texas’s congressional delegation currently comprises 23 Republicans and 13 Democrats, so this map doesn’t boost Republicans’ gains in the state as much as it protects its incumbents. The map shores up a number of Republicans who currently sit in light-red seats that have been trending toward Democrats, including Reps. John Carter, Dan Crenshaw, Jake Ellzey, Michael McCaul, Troy Nehls, Chip Roy, Van Taylor and Beth Van Duyne. It accomplishes this largely by packing the bluest parts of the Houston, Dallas and Austin suburbs into Rep. Lizzie Pannill Fletcher’s 7th District, Rep. Colin Allred’s 32nd District and the newly created 37th District and conceding these seats to Democrats.

The map also makes the 28th District (currently Rep. Henry Cuellar’s) and 34th District (an open seat currently represented by Rep. Filemon Vela) in the Rio Grande Valley bluer while making Democratic Rep. Vicente Gonzalez’s seat a bit redder (it goes from a D+2 partisan lean to evenly split). Republican Rep. Tony Gonzales’s 23rd District, which was a perennial swing district last decade, has also gone from an R+5 to an R+13 partisan lean, likely putting it out of Democratic reach in all but the bluest of years.

Overall, the plan has an efficiency gap of 15.3 percentage points in Republicans’ favor (going by 2020 presidential results), and its median seat is 12.0 points redder than Texas as a whole going by FiveThirtyEight’s partisan lean, making it even more advantageous for the GOP than the state’s current congressional map.

Latest updates
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Dec. 6, 2021
The U.S. Dept. of Justice filed a lawsuit challenging Texas's new congressional and state legislative maps as violations of the Voting Rights Act.
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Oct. 26, 2021
Voto Latino and thirteen Hispanic and Black Texas citizens filed a lawsuit in federal court  challenging Texas's new congressional maps as a violation of the Voting Rights Act.
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Oct. 25, 2021
Gov. Abbott signed new congressional (SB 6), state Senate (SB 4), and state House (HB 1) maps into law.  

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Who controls redistricting in Texas 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.