Rhode Island 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: Democratic

Current Congressional Map

Map credit: Cook Political Report, drawn with Dave's Redistricting App

District-Level Population Analysis

Redistricting Outlook

No two congressmen are more relieved than Rhode Island's pair of Democrats. Prior to the April release of Census reapportionment data, most estimates suggested Rhode Island would lose its second House seat, pitting progressive Rep. David Cicilline (RI-01) against moderate Rep. Jim Langevin (RI-02) in a long-dreaded showdown. Instead, the Ocean State's population clocked in higher than expected, averting a seat loss. Now, Rhode Island's redistricting might be the simplest in the nation. Estimates show the 2nd CD needs to pick up about 5,000 residents from the 1st CD, which could be achieved by shifting a few more heavily blue Providence precincts into Langevin's western seat. Typically, Rhode Island's legislative leaders appoint an

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