UPDATED Oct. 16, 2021, at 4:20 PM

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 Washington
Status:Proposed
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
10 districts
majority
This map
10 districts
There are 5 Democratic-leaning seats, 4 Republican-leaning seats and 1 highly competitive seat in this proposed map.Change from old map: -1 Democratic-leaning seat, +1 Republican-leaning seat.
The competitiveness and fairness of Washington's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
State House Democratic Caucus appointee planR+2.5
State Senate Democratic Caucus appointee planR+2.6
Old mapR+2.8
State Senate Republican Caucus appointee planR+7.7
State House Republican Caucus appointee planR+8.4
New map
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Old mapD+2.1
State House Democratic Caucus appointee planD+1.6
State Senate Democratic Caucus appointee planD+1.6
State Senate Republican Caucus appointee planD+1.5
State House Republican Caucus appointee planR+8.2
New map
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
State Senate Republican Caucus appointee plan2/10
Old map1/10
State House Republican Caucus appointee plan1/10
State House Democratic Caucus appointee plan0/10
State Senate Democratic Caucus appointee plan0/10
New map
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Washington
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Suzan DelBeneD
R+1
2nd
Rick LarsenD
D+24
3rd
Jaime Herrera BeutlerR
R+11
4th
Dan NewhouseR
R+24
5th
Cathy McMorris RodgersR
R+17
6th
Derek KilmerD
D+9
7th
Pramila JayapalD
D+67
8th
Kim SchrierD
R+7
9th
Adam SmithD
D+44
10th
Marilyn StricklandD
D+28

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

The latest in Washington

Sept. 28, 2021

Though the population in Washington state grew by nearly 15 percent over the past decade, it wasn’t enough to gain an extra seat in Congress. Instead, the state’s bipartisan redistricting commission — which includes two Republicans and two Democrats, as well as a non-voting, nonpartisan fifth member — is tasked with redrawing the state’s 10 districts to evenly distribute that population growth. On Sept. 28, each member of the commission released a proposed map. Both Democratic maps would create an additional Democratic-leaning seat, while both Republican maps would eliminate one Democratic-leaning seat, largely through carving up the state’s highly competitive 8th District. This may seem like the inevitable result, but the commission will have to find some compromise: At least three of the four partisan members must agree on one map by Nov. 15.

Latest updates
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Sept. 28
The Washington State Redistricting Commission released four proposed congressional redistricting plans, one for each of the party-appointed commissioners (a fifth nonpartisan commissioner acts as facilitator with no voting power). The final redistricting plan must be approved by three of the four voting commissioners.