In November, Republicans and Democrats will convene in a special session to try to overhaul the nation’s electoral map, but the map will still be shaped by redistricting.
The Democrats, who have made sweeping redistricting reform a priority, are in a race to redraw congressional districts, while the Republicans have proposed a series of conservative map-drawing bills that would have a much broader impact.
Here are five things to watch for in the new Congress.
Republicans are poised to propose a map that could radically reshape the congressional map.
While there are some similarities between the House and Senate map, the House map has undergone a significant overhaul.
The House is now a single chamber, and all 435 seats are up for grabs, with Democrats holding the majority of seats.
Republicans have sought to increase their seats by more than 30 seats, but they haven’t gotten there in the current Congress.
In the past, they’ve tried to flip some House seats, which has not gone well.
They have also pushed to change congressional districts to create districts with a majority of white voters, a tactic that would also give them more seats.
In 2018, the nonpartisan Cook Political Report projected that a Republican victory in 2020 would increase the GOP majority in the House from 25 seats to 32 seats, the largest gain in the nation.
The Republican-led House would be significantly smaller than the majority it has now, meaning that a successful Republican takeover of the Senate would increase their power.
If a successful GOP takeover of both chambers happened, it would mean that a Democratic-controlled House would likely be much smaller than it is today.
That would be a massive boost for the GOP, and could make the map far more partisan than it currently is.
In 2021, for example, a Republican-controlled Senate would be less than 50 seats away from the majority they currently hold.
But, in 2021, the current map would be nearly 50 seats more partisan.
And the new map is likely to make the current political landscape far more polarized than it was in 2021.
Republicans want to use the map to redistrict the House.
If Republicans do manage to take control of both houses in 2021 and redistrict redistricting, the map would likely make the country much more polarized.
According to a recent Brookings Institution report, if Republicans control both chambers, they would be able to use their power to redrew congressional districts that would change the way those districts are drawn.
In a 2020 census, the Census Bureau found that in states where Republicans controlled both chambers and redistricted redistricting to favor their political party, Republicans won seats in the majority.
But in states that didn’t have Republicans in charge, Democrats won seats.
The current map, which redistributes congressional districts according to political party affiliation, would shift the boundaries of the country to make more districts more Democratic.
In some states, Republicans would be better positioned to influence redistricting in these states than Democrats.
In 2020, in California, Democrats would have won six seats, while Republicans would have taken control of two seats.
If Democrats control both houses, they’d be able use the maps to make districts more more Democratic, meaning the GOP could win a majority in both houses.
Republicans will push for the House to be redrawn to give Republicans more seats in 2021 If Republicans win the majority in 2020, Republicans are likely to push for a redistricting map that shifts the boundaries in their favor, which would mean more seats for the party.
In order to gain control of the House, the party would need to win seats in two states.
If the House is in Republican hands in 2020 and Republicans win both of those states, they’ll be able get a majority.
In states that are still Republican-dominated, such as California and Pennsylvania, that could mean Republicans would control the majority, which is what the party wants.
But Republicans would need at least two states that aren’t controlled by Democrats to have a majority, and those states aren’t in Republican-leaning states like Texas and Florida.
In California and the other states that would be redrew to favor the GOP in 2021 if the House were to win a landslide victory, Democrats currently control at least one state, which could mean the party controls two or more seats and a majority on the House floor.
If it’s not in California or Pennsylvania, or if the parties aren’t able to agree on a map, then the GOP would likely get enough seats to take the House in 2021 for the first time since 1972.
But if it’s in those states and Republicans can’t agree on the map, Republicans could be able take control and redraw the maps in their direction.
In other words, if they’re able to hold both states, then they could redraw both the House as well as the Senate.
Democrats may need to push back on redistricting redistricting will be a key battleground for Democrats in 2021 because they have the most seats in Congress, and because redist