Responsiveness of the 2024 Congressional Districts

The 2024 Congressional elections will not adequately respond to the will of the people. To make this determination, we compared the current congressional maps to two nationwide collection of non-partisan alternative district maps. The first collection of maps did not account for partisanship, whereas the second selected more responsive plans.

Overall, we found that if one would take the idea of responsive maps seriously, there could be 37 to 42 more competitive House seats than are in the current map.

Our findings were featured in a press release from Congressman Wiley Nickel.

We provide details of our findings, that include how we determine responsiveness, the nationwide lack of responsiveness, and the state-by-state differences in responsive districts between the current map and the collections of maps.