Maine 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: 2D, 0R
Projected 2022 Seats: 2 (No change)
Redistricting Control: Split (Democrats control the governorship, but lack the two thirds majorities required to pass a map in both legislative chambers)
Map credit: Cook Political Report, drawn with Dave's Redistricting App
Maine's two congressional districts have mostly remained the same since the state lost its third seat in the 1960s. And its redistricting rules are designed to encourage consensus: a 15-member bipartisan advisory committee appointed by party leaders drafts maps, which require two thirds support in each legislative chamber and the governor's signature to pass - or else, the state supreme court takes over the process. Unlike in 2010, Democrats hold both the governorship and legislature. But Gov. Janet Mills only has an 80-67 majority in the state house and a 22-13 edge in the state
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