Washington 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: 7D, 3R
Projected 2022 Seats: 10 (No change)
Redistricting Control: Commission
Map credit: Cook Political Report, drawn with Dave's Redistricting App
This chart provides a breakdown of how many residents each current district would need to add or shed to meet the required district target population in 2022, based on 2020 Census data.
Since 1991, Washington has employed a five-member bipartisan commission composed of two Democrats and two Republicans appointed by the legislative leaders of both houses and a non-voting chair. In the past, the process has been surprisingly cooperative. But unlike California or Iowa, where commissions don't take partisan data into account, Washington's maps have usually resulted in incumbent protection.
Under the rules, three of the four commissioners must vote in favor of a map to advance it to the legislature, which can then
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