Redistricting Snapshots: Iowa, Montana, Ohio, Virginia

October 22, 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.

Iowa

Republicans got good news on Thursday when Iowa's nonpartisan Legislative Services Agency (a state bureau tasked with drafting maps for the legislature's consideration) released a new proposal in which all four districts would have voted for Donald Trump in 2020. Under the first proposal, which the GOP-controlled legislature voted down on October 5, President Biden would have carried two of four seats.

Unlike the first draft, which would have created a Democratic-leaning seat in eastern Iowa, this is a "least changes" plan that would keep Iowa's four largest Democratic vote centers — Des Moines, Ames, Cedar Rapids and Iowa City — in separate districts. GOP Rep. Ashley Hinson (IA-01), who would have found herself in a Biden-won seat in the rejected map,

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