Louisiana

The state legislature in Louisiana is currently controlled by Republicans while the governorship is held by a Democrat. In 2019, we are targeting the governor’s race and the state Senate to prevent a Republican trifecta from rigging the state’s maps for another decade. In Louisiana, the governor can veto a gerrymandered map.

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Redistricting in Louisiana

2011

Census data delivered to Louisiana

Republicans controlled the state House and state Senate and drew congressional and legislative lines.

Republican Governor Bobby Jindal signed the congressional and legislative maps into law.

2019

Voters will have the opportunity to elect Democrats up and down the ballot this fall.

1 Know the Decision Makers

Each state is different when it comes to the redistricting process. Knowing who they are and when to vote for them is the key to creating a fairer redistricting process.

  • Governor
  • State Senate
  • State House

2 Know Your State Legislature

Projected state legislature make-up starting in 2019.

Louisiana Lower Chamber
42

Democratic-held
seats

60

Republican-held
seats

3 Held by a third or unaffiliated party

3 Vacant seats

Louisiana Upper Chamber
14

Democratic-held
seats

25

Republican-held
seats

Court Cases Impacting Louisiana

There is currently one active redistricting case in Louisiana. In Johnson v. Ardoin, African-American voters filed a suit alleging that under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), the state legislature was required in 2011 to draw an additional district in which minority voters would have the opportunity to elect the candidate of their choice. The suit alleges that the Louisiana state legislature created only one such district (District 2) and cracked the rest of the black population into two districts (Districts 5 and 6).

Johnson v. Ardoin

African-American voters in Louisiana filed a lawsuit alleging violations of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.

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