Idaho 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: 2R, 0D
Projected 2022 Seats: 2 (No Change)
Redistricting Control: Commission
Map credit: Cook Political Report, drawn with Dave's Redistricting App
Idaho has a six-member, evenly split bipartisan redistricting commission, which probably gives Democrats more of a role in the process than they deserve given that Republicans control exactly four-fifths of both state legislative chambers. But it doesn't matter much, because both of Idaho's two districts are solidly Republican and drawing a seat that's friendly to Democrats is a near-impossible task.
Idaho's two seats split Boise between them, and strong population growth in the 1st CD (Northern Idaho and the western Boise suburbs) has meant the commission has needed to shift the dividing line a few miles west every decade. This decade is no exception; recent Census estimates suggest Rep. Mike Simpson's 2nd CD will
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