Arkansas is up next in our redistricting series. Throughout 2021, we'll delve into the states in detail, spotlighting a different state's redistricting outlook each week. Make sure to read our full redistricting outlook.
Current Delegation: 4R, 0D
Projected 2022 Seats: 4 (No Change)
Redistricting Control: Republican (Republicans control the governorship and legislature)
Map credit: Dave's Redistricting App
This chart provides an estimate of how many residents each current district would need to add or shed to meet the required district target population in 2022, based on 2019 Census estimates and reapportionment projections.
Last August, the Arkansas Supreme Court sided with Arkansas's GOP secretary of state to torpedo a redistricting reform ballot initiative on a technicality, effectively guaranteeing the Republican-dominated legislature will draw the lines for the next ten years. That's a change in control from 2011, when Democrats drew the map, but it won't amount to much change because Republicans comfortably hold all four districts.
Even when they held power in 2011, Democrats passed on the opportunity to draw one
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