The 2021 redistricting cycle is just now getting started — in some states, line drawers are already being selected. And with the new cycle, there’s new uncertainty. That includes litigation over who may serve as a commissioner, to draw the lines. It includes uncertainty about when the Census will deliver data to the states, and how that timing will affect districting deadlines (with litigation already underway to modify those deadlines). It includes controversy over a new presidential memorandum on the apportionment count, with several lawsuits filed soon after.
In the 2011 cycle, courts struck all or part of congressional plans in five states, and drew the lines themselves in twelve states. And courts struck all or part of state legislative plans in thirteen states, and drew the lines themselves in eight states. Now, in 2021, some states have different institutions in charge of the redistricting process, and in others, a set of actors with a different partisan mix is in control. The courts will likely still be busy.
The table below shows the partisan control of bodies controlling Congress lines in the 2010 redistricting cycle. The first three column headers are sortable; click on the header to sort the data.
Download the table with full data about all cycles.
|State||Seats||Legal Default||Control||Last Drawn By||Control||Governor||Upper House||Lower House|