Here’s how the new Congress map changes voting power
Every 10 years, states redraw the boundaries of their congressional districts to reflect new census population figures. West Virginia lost a congressional seat due to population decline, meaning Republicans could not protect their three congressional incumbents.
The state legislature attracted two secure Republican seats, placing Representatives Alex Mooney and David McKinley in the state’s new 2nd District. Mooney vs. McKinley is the nation’s first member-versus-member primary this election cycle.
How districts voted in 2020, by presidential voting margin in percentage points
Switch Democratic districts: 0
Switch Competitive districts: 0
Switch Republican districts: -1-1R
West Virginia lost a seat in the House after the 2020 census. In its two precincts, white voters make up the majority.
The group that represents the majority in each district
Sources: US Census Bureau, Edison Research, each state legislature or other redistricting authority
Methodological note: Block-level population data from the 2020 census is re-aggregated within the boundaries of each new district.