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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Virginia
Status:Tabled
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
11 districts
majority
This map
11 districts
There are 5 Democratic-leaning seats and 6 Republican-leaning seats in this proposed map.Change from old map: +1 Republican-leaning seat, -1 highly competitive seat.
The competitiveness and fairness of Virginia's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Commission plan "B5"D+1.1
New mapR+2.2
Court appointees' proposalR+3.0
Commission plan "C1-B"R+3.4
Old mapR+6.3
Commission plan "C1-A"R+6.5
Commission plan "C1"R+6.5
Commission plan "B4"R+6.6
Commission plan "A4"R+9.7
Commission plan "A5"R+10.6
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Old mapD+3.8
Commission plan "B5"D+2.4
Commission plan "C1-B"D+2.0
Court appointees' proposalD+1.8
New mapD+1.7
Commission plan "C1-A"R+7.0
Commission plan "C1"R+7.1
Commission plan "A4"R+7.2
Commission plan "A5"R+7.3
Commission plan "B4"R+7.3
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Commission plan "C1-B"2/11
Old map1/11
Commission plan "B4"1/11
Commission plan "B5"1/11
Commission plan "C1"1/11
Commission plan "C1-A"1/11
Court appointees' proposal1/11
New map1/11
Commission plan "A4"0/11
Commission plan "A5"0/11
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Virginia
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Robert J. WittmanR
R+12
2nd
Elaine LuriaD
R+5
3rd
Robert C. ScottD
D+30
4th
A. Donald McEachinD
D+20
5th
Bob GoodR
Abigail SpanbergerD
R+15
6th
Ben ClineR
R+19
7th
OPEN
R+14
8th
Don BeyerD
D+50
9th
Morgan GriffithR
R+38
10th
Jennifer WextonD
D+21
11th
Gerald E. ConnollyD
D+31

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

The latest in Virginia

Dec. 29, 2021

After Virginia’s new bipartisan redistricting commission failed to agree on a new map by the deadline, congressional redistricting in Virginia fell to the state Supreme Court, which appointed two special masters to complete the task. After considering public comment on a draft map proposed on Dec. 8, the special masters unveiled a final congressional map that the court unanimously approved on Dec. 28.

The new map has the same partisan breakdown as the old one — five Democratic-leaning seats, five Republican-leaning seats and one highly competitive seat — but it appears to be more fair, with a lower efficiency gap and a median congressional district closer to the state as a whole.

The biggest change the map makes is reconfiguring Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger’s 7th District from a slightly Republican-leaning seat stretching out from the Richmond suburbs to a slightly Democratic-leaning seat in the exurbs of Washington, D.C. Although the 7th District no longer contains Spanberger’s current home, she has announced she will run there, and the new lines should make it easier for her to win reelection in 2022 (though it’s not guaranteed by any means).

On the flip side, the new map places Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria in more danger. Her 2nd District takes in ample new territory and moves from a FiveThirtyEight partisan lean of R+2 to R+6.

Latest updates
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Dec. 8, 2021
The Virginia Supreme Court released a draft congressional map drawn by its special masters. The Court will solicit feedback on the map during public hearings on Dec. 15 and 17.
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Nov. 19, 2021
The Virginia Supreme Court announced that Sean Trende (nominated by Republicans) and Bernard Grofman (nominated by Democrats) will serve as special masters as the court draws new congressional and legislative districts. The Court asked the new special masters to propose new maps by Dec. 18.
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Nov. 5, 2021
Virginia's Supreme Court solicited the names of six individuals to assist the court as "special masters" in drawing new congressional and state districts. Democratic and Republican leaders each nominated three candidates. The Court must choose one person from each list.

Latest changes 🤖

Dec. 28, 2021

Final plan Released

Dec. 28, 2021

Final plan Approved

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Who controls redistricting in Virginia right now?
Neither party fully controls the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn by a bipartisan commission made up of citizens and state legislators and enacted by the Democratic state legislature, which cannot modify the commission's proposals.