Redistricting Snapshots: Arkansas, Florida, Maryland, Montana, Oklahoma

November 10, 2021

Throughout the 2022 cycle, we'll be providing quick updates on important redistricting 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 state-by-state analysis. Also, be sure to bookmark our "House Incumbents Most at Risk" and "Enacted Maps & 2022 Ratings" interactives.

Arkansas

On November 4, Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge issued an advisory opinion that the map Arkansas's GOP legislature passed will become law on January 14, 2022. Last month, GOP Gov. Asa Hutchinson neither signed nor vetoed the map, criticizing the proposal for splitting the Black community in Pulaski County (Little Rock) three ways to shore up GOP Rep. French Hill (AR-02) — and all but inviting a lawsuit.

Now, one activist group, Arkansans for a Unified Natural State, is seeking to collect 54,000 signatures by a January 15 deadline to initiate a veto referendum to block the new maps from taking effect. The greatest threat to the map is still probably litigation. For now, we're no longer considering the map "final," but

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