NDRC Statement on New Hampshire House Passage of Gerrymandered Maps

December 28, 2021

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Republican-led New Hampshire House of Representatives passed congressional and state House maps that are gerrymandered in favor of the Republican Party. This follows an alarming pattern that has unfolded across the nation in states where Republican-led legislatures control the redistricting process.  

“The maps passed by the New Hampshire House today are clear partisan gerrymanders,” said Liz Wester, the NDRC’s Deputy States Director. “Instead of adhering to the will of the people, New Hampshire Republicans have decided to join the bandwagon with their partisan colleagues across the country to attempt a power grab by taking competitive districts off the map. Granite Staters deserve better.”

The maps pack Democratic-leaning voters into fewer districts in order to create more Republican-leaning congressional and state House districts. Rather than keeping the two congressional districts similar to how they have been drawn for the past 140 years, which has allowed more competition between both parties, New Hampshire Republicans instead broke apart communities that have historically been kept together.