UPDATED Dec. 3, 2021, at 4:23 PM

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The partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Wisconsin
Status:Tabled
partisan lean of districts:
Old map
8 districts
majority
This map
8 districts
There are 2 Democratic-leaning seats, 5 Republican-leaning seats and 1 highly competitive seat in this proposed map.Change from old map: -1 Republican-leaning seat, +1 highly competitive seat.
The competitiveness and fairness of Wisconsin's maps
Median seat
Difference between the partisan lean of the state’s median district and the state as a whole.
Commission plan "B"R+5.9
Final commission planR+7.4
Commission plan "C"R+8.2
Commission plan "A"R+9.4
Republican planR+12.6
Old mapR+12.7
New map
Efficiency gap
Difference between each party’s share of “wasted votes” — those that don’t contribute to a candidate winning.
Commission plan "B"R+13.2
Final commission planR+14.9
Commission plan "A"R+26.6
Old mapR+26.7
Republican planR+26.8
Commission plan "C"R+26.8
New map
Competitiveness
The number of districts in the state whose partisan leans are between R+5 and D+5.
Final commission plan1/8
Old map0/8
Commission plan "A"0/8
Commission plan "B"0/8
Commission plan "C"0/8
Republican plan0/8
New map
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Wisconsin
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Bryan SteilR
EVEN
2nd
Mark PocanD
D+31
3rd
Ron KindD
R+5
4th
Gwen MooreD
D+44
5th
Scott FitzgeraldR
R+29
6th
Glenn GrothmanR
R+18
7th
Thomas P. TiffanyR
R+23
8th
Mike GallagherR
R+23

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

The latest in Wisconsin

Dec. 1, 2021

On Nov. 18, Gov. Tony Evers vetoed the congressional map passed by Republicans in the state legislature, sending responsibility for redistricting to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. On Nov. 30, the court announced that it would not consider partisanship when drawing new congressional and state legislative maps and would instead attempt to make as few changes as possible to the old maps.

The court’s decision makes it likely that the strong Republican bias in Wisconsin’s congressional map will survive another decade. The old map, which was drawn by Republicans in 2011, has an extremely high efficiency gap of R+27. However, Wisconsin’s political geography (Democrats are highly concentrated in Dane and Milwaukee counties, while Republicans aren’t as highly concentrated in any one part of the rest of the state) also makes it very difficult to put Democrats and Republicans on equal footing in the state without drawing funkier lines and breaking up municipalities.

This ruling doesn’t lock anything in, however. The court’s swing justice wrote that he is open to considering criteria other than minimizing the number of changes, and state law also prescribes other criteria (like compactness and not splitting counties) that are actually at odds with the least-changes doctrine. People can submit map proposals to the court until Dec. 15, and it will then hold a hearing and start arguments in mid-January.

Latest updates
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Nov. 18
Wisconsin Gov. Evers vetoed SB 622 (congressional districts) and SB 621 (legislative districts), calling them "gerrymandering 2.0." The Wisconsin Supreme Court previously agreed to draw new maps if the political process failed, and ordered parties to submit proposed maps by noon on Dec. 15, 2021. A federal court has stayed a challenge by Democrats until the state supreme court completes its process.
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Nov. 11
The Wisconsin Assembly passed new congressional and state legislative maps (SB 622 and SB 621) . The maps passed the Senate earlier in the week and now go to the governor. The governor is expected to veto the maps.
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Nov. 2
The advisory commission to Gov. Evers published its final version of congressional and state legislative maps.

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