Archive

Kansas Redistricting: Why Not Split Wyandotte?

by Bradley Wascher May 27, 2022 · 1:24 PM EDT

A drawn-out redistricting process in Kansas resulted in few alterations overall to its congressional map, but the state’s only Democratic-held seat will likely be even more competitive this November.

Kansas is no stranger to dramatic redistricting cycles, and this most recent round proved no…

New York Redistricting Redux: Competitive Empire State

by Jacob Rubashkin May 25, 2022 · 12:36 PM EDT

It’s been a journey to get to a final congressional map in New York, but it looks as if the maps for 2022, at least, are finally completed.

Democrats in the state legislature had drawn a map designed to help their party flip as many as three GOP-held seats. But a Republican lower court judge said…

Louisiana Redistricting: Not Much New from Baton Rouge

by Bradley Wascher May 24, 2022 · 3:30 PM EDT

A straightforward status quo update to Louisiana’s congressional map took an anything-but-straightforward path to reality. 

With Louisiana retaining its six House districts for another decade, many Democrats had hoped for the creation of a second majority-Black seat to go alongside the current 2nd…

Tennessee Redistricting: Down a Democratic District on Music Row

by Bradley Wascher May 23, 2022 · 10:46 AM EDT

Tennessee saw relatively few changes to its congressional map following the most recent round of redistricting, but new lines in the Nashville area almost ensure there will be a change in the partisan composition of its House delegation.

The Volunteer State keeps its nine congressional seats, and…

2022 House Overview (May 20, 2022): Republicans Poised for Majority

May 20, 2022 · 2:45 PM EDT

By Nathan L. Gonzales and Jacob Rubashkin

With less than six months before Election Day, Republicans remain well-positioned to win the House majority.

Midterm elections are typically a performance review on the sitting president and President Joe Biden’s job rating is negative and static.…

2022 House Overivew (May 20, 2022): Alabama - Iowa

May 20, 2022 · 2:44 PM EDT

Alabama. Current breakdown: 6R, 1D. May 24 primary. July 26 runoff (if necessary). 
5th District (Open; Mo Brooks, R, running for Senate). Trump 63%. The fundraising leaders in the race to replace Brooks are Madison County Commissioner Dale Strong ($1.1 million raised through May 4) and former…

2022 House Overivew (May 20, 2022): Kansas - New York

May 20, 2022 · 2:43 PM EDT

Kansas. Current breakdown: 3R, 1D. June 1 filing deadline. Aug. 2 primary. 
3rd District (Sharice Davids, D). Biden 51%. The Kansas Supreme Court reinstated the GOP-controlled legislature’s map after a lower court had rejected it as a partisan and racial gerrymander. That means Davids will go from…

2022 House Overivew (May 20, 2022): North Carolina - Wyoming

May 20, 2022 · 2:42 PM EDT

North Carolina. Current breakdown: 8R, 5D (Apportionment: +1 seat).
1st District (Open; G.K. Butterfield, D, not seeking re-election). Biden 53%. Democrats caught a break when Republicans nominated a flawed candidate, Sandy Smith, to be their standard bearer for the second cycle in a row. Smith has…