NDRC 2018 Electoral Targets

During the last redistricting process in 2011, Republicans had trifecta control in 19 states which gave them complete power over the drawing of 213 congressional districts. The NDRC is committed to changing that and making sure Democrats have a seat at the table in the 2021 redistricting process.

This is a critical election year for redistricting because it is the first cycle where the officials elected will serve during the redistricting process in 2021.  NDRC is targeting 12 states during the 2018 election cycle, including 9 gubernatorial races, 20 legislative chambers, 2 ballot initiatives, and 2 down-ballot races.  There are 7 additional states on our Watch List.

 

 

Targets

COLORADO 

Colorado is a growing swing state that could gain a congressional seat following the 2020 Census.  Our electoral targets include the open governor’s race and the state Senate.

FLORIDA 

Florida is a growing swing state that could gain 2 additional congressional seats following the Census.  Our electoral targets include the open governor’s race and the state Senate.

GEORGIA

Georgia is a growing state that could gain a congressional seat following the Census.  Republicans in Georgia have a history of gerrymandering, including mid-cycle redistricting in 2015 to lock in their majorities.  Our electoral targets include the open governor’s seat and the state Senate.

MICHIGAN 

Michigan is a gerrymandered swing state that both parties have won in recent presidential elections. Our electoral targets include the open governor’s seat, the state Senate and the state House. We are also monitoring the ballot initiative.

MINNESOTA 

While Minnesota generally votes Democratic at the presidential level, Republicans currently hold both chambers in the legislature. Our electoral targets include the open governor’s seat, and the state House and the state Senate special elections.

NEVADA 

Nevada has recently voted Democratic in presidential years but remains a swing state. Our electoral targets include the open governor’s seat, the state Senate and the state House.

NORTH CAROLINA 

North Carolina is one of the most gerrymandered states in the nation. Our electoral targets include the state Senate and the state House.

OHIO 

Ohio is a gerrymandered swing state in which down-ballot offices play a role in the redistricting process. Our electoral targets include the open governor’s seat, Secretary of State, State Auditor, the state Senate and the State house. We are also monitoring the potential ballot initiative.

PENNSYLVANIA 

Pennsylvania is a gerrymandered swing state that both parties have carried in recent statewide elections. Our electoral targets include holding the governor’s seat, the state Senate and the state House.

TEXAS 

Texas is a growing state with changing demographics that could gain 2 or 3 new congressional seats following the Census. Our electoral targets are the state Senate and the state House.

VIRGINIA  

In 2017, NDRC invested $1.2 million in support of Governor Ralph Northam and Democrats running for the House of Delegates. For the first time since 1991, a Democrat will have veto power over redistricting. Our next electoral targets include the state Senate and the House of Delegates in 2019.

WISCONSIN 

Our electoral targets include flipping the governor’s seat and the state Senate. We recently supported Democrat Patty Schachtner in a state Senate special election, flipping a seat President Trump won last year.

Watch List

In addition to our primary target states, NDRC is watching an additional 8 states that are notable for redistricting, including 3 gubernatorial races, 5 legislative chambers and 4 ballot initiatives.

ARIZONA 

We are watching the ballot initiative the Republican legislature may refer to voters in November.

MAINE 

We are watching the open governor’s seat and the state Senate.

MISSOURI 

We are monitoring the progress of a redistricting reform proposal that could be on the ballot this year in Missouri.

NEW HAMPSHIRE 

We are watching the governor’s race, the state Senate, and the state House.

NEW YORK 

We are watching the state Senate where a power sharing agreement between the Independent Democratic Caucus (IDC) and Republicans has blocked Democrats from the majority in the chamber.

SOUTH CAROLINA

We are watching the governor’s race and races for the state House.

UTAH 

We are watching the progress of a redistricting reform proposal that could be on the ballot this year.

You can help!

We can’t do this without your help, and there’s a lot to be done. Join us as we bring fair lines back to our states and common sense back to our politics—starting in Virginia. No matter where you live, get involved today.

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