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.
Who controls redistricting in Wisconsin in 2021?
Neither party fully controls the congressional redistricting process. New maps are drawn and passed by the Republican state legislature and signed into law by the Democratic governor.
- April 15, 2022Date that candidates begin filing for congressional runs (therefore map should be set by this date)
partisan lean of districts:
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A three-judge federal court panel issued a temporary stay on a petition asking the court to draw new maps in Wisconsin. The stay allows the districting process to play out while maintaining the federal court's jurisdiction to draw new maps in the event that the state's political process fails.
Six Wisconsin citizens have filed a lawsuit in federal court. Arguing that the political branches will likely fail to enact new congressional and state legislative plans in a timely manner, the plaintiffs ask the court to step in and draw the maps.
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The competitiveness and fairness of Wisconsin'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.