Throughout the 2022 redistricting cycle, we'll be providing a few quick updates on important mapmaking developments in each state. Be sure to visit our "Road Map to Redistricting" for an overview of who controls the process and links to our baseline analysis in each state.

September 16, 2021

On Thursday, Iowa's nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency (a state bureau that serves all legislators) unveiled a draft congressional map for the GOP legislature's consideration. It's going to be a tough sell, because it keeps Democratic Rep. Cindy Axne's 3rd CD in Des Moines a toss up while consolidating Cedar Rapids and Iowa City in one Democratic-leaning 1st CD in eastern Iowa, giving Democrats a chance to win two of the state's four seats.

Under Iowa's unique rules, the LSA has two chances to propose maps that the legislature must accept or reject without modifications. If the first two proposals fail, the legislature may accept a third proposal or make changes to the plan. GOP Gov. Kim Reynolds has scheduled a special session to vote on the first set of maps for

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