Redistricting Scorecard: Jigsaw Politics

More Members at Risk, but Partisan Gains Likely a Wash

Posted November 10, 2011 at 12:28pm

The 2012 redistricting process is more than halfway finished, with 18 states still left to redraw Congressional boundaries. Three big states are among those outstanding: Florida, New York and Pennsylvania.

Overall, redistricting appears on track to be a wash in terms of seat gains for the parties. Expected gains from a Democratic gerrymander in Illinois will likely be offset by GOP gains from the Republican-engineered map in North Carolina.  Democrats could net as many as six seats in California — but Republicans should make up those losses in states where they control the process.

Member-vs.-Member primaries are shaping up to be the hottest races, at least so far. So keep your eyes on California, Illinois and Ohio.

Click here look at the states that have completed redistricting and what happened.