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 West Virginia
Status:Tabled
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
3 districts
majority
This map
2 districts-1
There are 2 Republican-leaning seats in this proposed map.Change from old map: -1 Republican-leaning seat.
The competitiveness and fairness of West Virginia's maps
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in West Virginia
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Black
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DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Carol MillerR
R+34
2nd
David McKinleyR
Alex MooneyR
R+36

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

The latest in West Virginia

Oct. 13, 2021

On Oct. 13, West Virginia’s state Senate approved a new congressional map that aligns with the map under consideration by the state House of Delegates, seemingly setting the stage soon for a final agreement by the state legislature. If the House sticks with its proposal, the two bodies will just have to work out the minor matter of district numbering, as the Senate plan reverses the numbering for the state’s two new districts.

The consensus map divides the state into northern and southern districts, both of which are strongly Republican. But because the state went from three congressional districts to two during reapportionment, two incumbents will end up running in the same district, should none of the state’s three Republican representatives decide to retire.

Based on the makeup of each incumbent’s district on the current map, the decision on which district will see an incumbent-versus-incumbent primary battle rests with Rep. Alex Mooney. His current 2nd District would be evenly divided between the northern and southern seats, so he could opt to challenge Rep. David McKinley in the northern district or Rep. Carol Miller in the southern district. Coverage of the political situation in West Virginia suggests Mooney is more likely to take on McKinley, however, probably because Mooney’s home base is in the state’s eastern panhandle, which is almost entirely in the northern district.

Latest updates
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Oct. 14
The West Virginia state legislature has adopted a final redistricting plan for the state's two congressional districts. Gov. Jim Justice is expected to sign SB 3033 into law.
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Oct. 11
The West Virginia Senate Select Committee on Redistricting voted to advance the "Trump 11" congressional map and "Trump 8" state senate map (named for state Senator and committee chair Charles Trump) for full consideration in the state Senate.
All of the proposed maps in West Virginia
MapPlanStatusProposed byPartisan breakdown
Draft Democratic plan 5TabledDemocratic state Sen. Glenn Jeffries
Draft Democratic plan 4TabledDemocratic state Sen. Glenn Jeffries
Draft Republican plan 14TabledRepublican state Sen. Charles Trump
Draft Republican plan 13TabledRepublican state Sen. Charles Trump
Draft Republican plan 12TabledRepublican state Sen. Charles Trump
Draft Republican plan 11TabledRepublican state Sen. Charles Trump
Draft Democratic plan 3TabledDemocratic state Sen. Glenn Jeffries
State House congressional plan 6ProposedWest Virginia House Select Committee on Redistricting
State House congressional plan 5TabledWest Virginia House Select Committee on Redistricting
State House congressional plan 4TabledWest Virginia House Select Committee on Redistricting
State House congressional plan 3TabledWest Virginia House Select Committee on Redistricting
State House congressional plan 2TabledWest Virginia House Select Committee on Redistricting
State House congressional plan 1TabledWest Virginia House Select Committee on Redistricting
Draft Republican plan 8TabledRepublican state Sen. Charles Trump
Draft Republican plan 7TabledRepublican state Sen. Charles Trump
Draft Republican plan 6TabledRepublican state Sen. Charles Trump
Draft Republican plan 5TabledRepublican state Sen. Charles Trump
Draft Republican plan 4TabledRepublican state Sen. Charles Trump
Draft Republican plan 3TabledRepublican state Sen. Charles Trump
Draft Republican plan 2TabledRepublican state Sen. Charles Trump
Draft Republican plan 1TabledRepublican state Sen. Eric Tarr
Draft Republican plan 10TabledRepublican state Sen. Dave Sypolt
Draft Democratic plan 2TabledDemocratic state Sen. Glenn Jeffries
Draft Democratic plan 1TabledDemocratic state Sen. Glenn Jeffries