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FiveThirtyEight analysis shows Republican leanings in Arizona congressional maps

Statistics-based national election outlet FiveThirtyEight recently analyzed Arizona’s new congressional maps that resulted from the 2021 redistricting process.

The outlet’s projections show a shift toward Republican representatives.

Arizona’s new 6th District is currently represented by Ann Kirkpatrick, a Democrat who will not seek reelection. 

FiveThirtyEight’s projections show that the district shifted from a toss-up district to one with a Republican advantage.

Arizona’s new 4th District, currently represented by Greg Stanton, a Democrat, also shifted from a Democratic-leaning seat to a highly competitive district according to projections.

FiveThirtyEight’s new totals list two Democratic-leaning seats, six Republican-leaning, and one highly competitive district.

This is a change from the previous maps, adding one Republican-leaning seat and losing one Democratic-leaning seat.

Vaughan Jones is the weekend reporter for KJZZ, and a graduate of ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism, with a minor in music. As a Phoenix native, Jones’s dream is to serve his community by covering important stories in the metropolitan area.He spent two years as music director at Blaze Radio, ASU’s student-run radio station. His passion for radio stems from joining Blaze his freshman year as a DJ.When he is not working, Jones can be found writing music with his band, playing video games with his friends, or watching his favorite Phoenix-area sports teams.