UPDATED Dec. 2, 2021, at 4:09 PM

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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Virginia
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
11 districts
This map
11 districts
There are 5 Democratic-leaning seats, 4 Republican-leaning seats and 2 highly competitive 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
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
New map
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
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
New map
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
Commission plan "A4"0/11
Commission plan "A5"0/11
New map
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Virginia
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
Robert J. WittmanR
Abigail SpanbergerD
Elaine LuriaD
Robert C. ScottD
A. Donald McEachinD
Bob GoodR
Ben ClineR
Don BeyerD
Morgan GriffithR
Jennifer WextonD
Gerald E. ConnollyD

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

The latest in Virginia

Nov. 12, 2021

The bipartisan Virginia Redistricting Commission failed to agree on a congressional map, so the Supreme Court of Virginia now is tasked with drawing the commonwealth’s new lines. However, per state law, the court must work with two redistricting experts — one nominated by each party — known as “special masters” to draw the lines. On Nov. 4, Democrats and Republicans in the Virginia state legislature each submitted a list of three experts for the court to pick from for this process. And these submissions have led to a new round of drama in Virginia’s redistricting saga.

On Nov. 12, the court unanimously ordered the GOP to name three replacement nominees by Nov. 15 because the three experts the party had submitted had overtly partisan backgrounds or potential conflicts of interest. These nominations irked the court because the special masters will operate in a “quasi-judicial capacity” while working with the court and “must be neutral and must not act as advocates or representatives of any political party.” Whereas the Democrats submitted the names of three academics with no overt partisan ties, the three Republican nominees had clear connections with the GOP. Thomas Bryan, a former statistician with the U.S. Census Bureau, had already worked as a paid consultant for Virginia Republicans in this redistricting cycle, while the other two had worked for national Republican organizations focused on redistricting or with Republicans in other states to craft maps in previous redistricting cycles.

Additionally, the court ordered Democrats to submit one replacement nominee because one of the experts on its list expressed reservations about working alongside another special master while drawing maps.

Latest updates
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Nov. 19
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
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.
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Oct. 26
The Virginia Redistricting Commission failed to approve any maps for Congress or the state Legislature by its Oct. 25 deadline. The task now shifts to the state supreme court.

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