California is 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: 42D, 11R Projected 2022 Seats: 52 (-1) Redistricting Control: Bipartisan/independent commission

Current Congressional Map

Map credit: Dave's Redistricting App

Bay Area Inset Map credit: Dave's Redistricting App

Los Angeles Inset Map credit: Dave's Redistricting App

District-Level Population Analysis

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.

Redistricting Outlook

Ten years ago, California experienced a political earthquake when a 2008 ballot proposition took effect, creating a 14-member citizen-led commission to take over redistricting from the legislature. The result, after dozens of public hearings: an uncompetitive, incumbent-friendly gerrymander was replaced by one that paid zero regard to election data or where incumbents lived. The irony: the 2011 map wasn't just more competitive than the "safe" map Democrats had drawn

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