Every 10 years, states redraw the boundaries of their congressional districts to reflect new population counts from the census. A panel of three North Carolina judges approved a new congressional map for the state that was drawn by three former judges. Previously, the panel had rejected the revised map drawn by the state legislature after the state Supreme Court blocked their first map as a partisan gerrymander.
Under the new lines, seven of the districts would’ve voted for President Joe Biden and seven would’ve voted for Donald Trump in 2020. Because it was drawn by the court, the map will only be in effect for the 2022 midterm elections.
How the districts voted in 2020, by presidential vote margin in percentage points
Old map 13 districts
Change in Democratic districts: 1+1D
Change in Competitive districts: 1+1C
Change in Republican districts: -1-1R
New map 14 districts(+1)
How the new map shifts voting power by demographic
North Carolina gains a seat thanks to population growth recorded in the 2020 census. It will now send 14 representatives to the House. The new district is majority-White as well as 11 others. No demographic group has a majority in North Carolina’s 1st District, northeast of Raleigh, and the 12th District, home to Charlotte.
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.