UPDATED Oct. 19, 2021, at 10:04 AM

What Redistricting Looks Like In Every State

An updating tracker of proposed congressional maps — and whether they might benefit Democrats or Republicans in the 2022 midterms and beyond.

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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Utah
Status:Proposed
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
4 districts
majority
This map
4 districts
There are 1 Democratic-leaning seat and 3 Republican-leaning seats in this proposed map.Change from old map: +1 Democratic-leaning seat, -1 Republican-leaning seat.
The competitiveness and fairness of Utah's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
"Orange" plan 2-3D+3.8
Old mapR+0.1
"Green" plan 1-2R+0.9
"Purple" plan 2-3R+7.9
"Purple" plan 4-1R+8.1
"Orange" plan 3-3R+8.5
"Purple" plan 3-3R+9.5
New map
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
"Purple" plan 4-1R+3.2
"Purple" plan 2-3R+3.3
"Orange" plan 3-3R+4.3
"Purple" plan 3-3R+4.7
"Orange" plan 2-3R+4.8
Old mapR+28.6
"Green" plan 1-2R+28.7
New map
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Old map0/4
"Green" plan 1-20/4
"Orange" plan 2-30/4
"Orange" plan 3-30/4
"Purple" plan 2-30/4
"Purple" plan 3-30/4
"Purple" plan 4-10/4
New map
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Utah
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Blake D. MooreR
R+41
2nd
Chris StewartR
D+13
3rd
John R. CurtisR
R+51
4th
Burgess OwensR
R+28

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

The latest in Utah

Oct. 8, 2021

Utah’s independent redistricting commission has released six draft congressional maps, and the biggest difference between them is how to handle Salt Lake City. Four of the maps create a blue district around the state capital, which would likely lead to the replacement of one of Utah’s current four Republican congressmen with a Democrat. Another map would continue the status quo of three safe Republican seats and one slightly Republican seat, while the sixth map would actually make the map even better for Republicans by creating four solid Republican seats. Going by efficiency gap, a measure of “wasted” votes, this last proposal would be slightly more biased toward the GOP than the current map, which is 29 percentage points in Republicans’ favor. (The other proposed maps all have efficiency gaps that favor Republicans by between 3 and 5 points.)

However, we don’t know if any of these maps has a good chance at becoming law. Utah’s redistricting commission is only advisory in nature; it will present three plans to the legislature in the end, and the legislature can adopt or not adopt one of those plans as it sees fit. With Republicans in full control of Utah’s legislature and governorship, any map that creates a safe blue seat is unlikely to fly.

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