Connecticut 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: 5D, 0R
Projected 2022 Seats: 5 (No Change)
Redistricting Control: Split (Democrats control the legislature, but lack the two-thirds majority in the state House required to pass a map)
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.
Democrats rule Connecticut: they have held all five congressional seats since 2008, and hold the governorship and strong state legislative majorities. But they lack a supermajority in the state House (97D-54R), a relevant detail for redistricting because Connecticut requires a two thirds vote in each chamber to pass a new map. Otherwise, the task falls to a nine-member bipartisan backup commission.
However, in 2011, both the
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