UPDATED May 23, 2022, at 4:25 PM

What Redistricting Looks Like In Every State

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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 and 6 Republican-leaning seats in this proposed map.Change from old map: None.
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
New mapR+10.3
Republican planR+12.6
Old mapR+12.7
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
New mapR+26.7
Old mapR+26.7
Republican planR+26.8
Commission plan "C"R+26.8
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
New map0/8
Republican plan0/8
The demographic and partisan breakdown of this proposed map in Wisconsin
White
Black
Hispanic
Asian
Other
DistrictIncumbentPartisan leanRacial makeup
1st
Bryan SteilR
R+8
2nd
Mark PocanD
D+35
3rd
Ron KindD
R+9
4th
Gwen MooreD
D+43
5th
Scott FitzgeraldR
R+25
6th
Glenn GrothmanR
R+22
7th
Thomas P. TiffanyR
R+22
8th
Mike GallagherR
R+18

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

The latest in Wisconsin

March 24, 2022

On March 3, the Wisconsin Supreme Court chose a map drawn by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers as the Badger State’s new congressional plan, spurning a map drawn by Republicans in the legislature. Justice Brian Hagedorn sided with the court’s three liberal justices in the 4-3 ruling.

The new map, however, still favors Republicans, a consequence of the court’s earlier ruling that it would not consider partisanship when choosing the map and would instead try to make as few changes as possible. The new map has six Republican-leaning seats and only two Democratic-leaning seats, along with an efficiency gap of R+27. However, the new map does make the light-red 1st District significantly more competitive than the Republican plan would have — a partisan lean of R+6 instead of R+14.

Wisconsin redistricting fell to the state Supreme Court after Evers vetoed the Republican-drawn map in November. GOP members of Congress appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the map, but on March 23, the Supreme Court denied their request, clearing the way for the map to be used in the 2022 midterms.

Latest updates
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March 3
The Wisconsin Supreme Court approved new "least change" congressional and state legislative maps drawn by Gov. Evers. The Court dismissed competing proposals by the state legislature.
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Dec. 6, 2021
The U.S. Supreme Court denied the Wisconsin Legislature's petition to declare that federal court intervention in redistricting violates principles of federalism and comity.
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Nov. 30, 2021
The Wisconsin Supreme Court, on a 4-3 vote, issued an order adopting a "least-change" approach to drawing new congressional and state legislative districts based on the state's existing plans.
Who controls redistricting in Wisconsin right now?
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.