Every 10 years, states redraw the boundaries of their congressional districts to reflect new population counts from the census.
After two federal courts blocked Alabama’s new Republican-drawn map — finding that it likely violated the Voting Rights Act by diluting the political power of Black voters — the US Supreme Court stepped in and restored the map at least for this cycle. The high court will hear the case this fall, but the Republican-drawn map remains in place until they rule.
How the districts voted in 2020, by presidential vote margin in percentage points
Old map 7 districts
Change in Democratic districts: 0
Change in Competitive districts: 0
Change in Republican districts: 0
New map 7 districts
How the new map shifts voting power by demographic
Alabama’s GOP-controlled legislature drew a map that’s similar to last decade’s, with six largely White and Republican districts, and one district that’s mostly Black and Democratic.
Two federal courts ruled that Alabama should add a second majority-Black district, but that was blocked by the US Supreme Court, which takes up the case in the fall.
The group that represents the majority in each district
About the data
Sources: US Census Bureau, Edison Research, each state’s legislature or other redistricting authority
Methodology note: Block-level demographic data from the 2020 census is reaggregated into each new district’s boundaries.