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.
The partisan breakdown of Washington’s new map
partisan lean of districts:
There are 6 Democratic-leaning seats, 3 Republican-leaning seats and 1 highly competitive seat in this proposed map.Change from old map: None.
Map source: Washington state House
The competitiveness and fairness of Washington's maps
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
The demographic and partisan breakdown of Washington’s new map
|District||Incumbent||Partisan lean||Racial makeup|
Jaime Herrera BeutlerR
Cathy McMorris RodgersR
The racial makeup of each district is of the voting-age population.
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The Washington Supreme Court adopted the Redistricting Commission's maps, holding the Commission "substantially complied with the essential purpose of [its mandate]" even though it missed its statutory deadline. The maps now move to the state legislature where they must be approved by a two-thirds vote in each chamber within the first 30 days of the next legislative session, which begins on Jan. 10, 2022.
The Washington State Redistricting Commission failed to approve new congressional and state legislative maps by the state law-mandated Nov. 15 deadline. According to state law (RCW 44.05.100), the state supreme court must now draw the maps by April 30, 2022.
The Washington State Redistricting Commission published "final" congressional and legislative maps on its website one day after the authority for adopting new maps shifted from the Commission to the state supreme court.
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Who controls redistricting in Washington right now?
Neither party fully controls the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn and enacted by a bipartisan commission made up of citizens, but the Democratic state legislature can slightly modify the commission's map with a two-thirds vote.
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