Today we have interactive state legislative district maps for Connecticut and Montana, thanks to the presidential election results by district calculated by the team at Daily Kos Elections. Each legislative chamber is mapped out and color-coded according to the presidential winner and the party that holds each district, along with some info on each legislator. You can find links to all the previously released maps here, which you may want to bookmark.
Districts in solid blue were carried by Obama and are represented by a Democrat, while those in solid red were won by Mitt Romney and are held by a Republican. Lighter red districts voted for Obama and a Republican legislator while those in lighter blue went for Romney and a Democratic legislator. Note that the map displays use only the two-party vote to give you a more equivalent comparison between presidential and legislative results, but this post and Daily Kos Elections numbers include totals for third-party candidates, though the differences are minor.
Connecticut State Senate
Despite Democrats having total control of state government, redistricting was required to be handled by a bipartisan commission which resulted in compromise. All legislators serve two-year terms without term limits.
Obama carried 30 districts to just six for Romney, but Republicans hold all the Romney districts plus an additional eight Obama districts, producing an overall majority of 22 Democrats to 14 Republicans. The median two districts went for Obama 57 to 41 on average, placing them just one point to the right of the state.
Connecticut State House of Representatives
Similarly the state House saw Obama win 119 districts while just 32 voted for Romney. However 22 Republicans sit in Obama seats while only two Democrats hold a Romney district, resulting in a Democratic majority of 97 to 54. The median district went for Obama by 56 to 42 which was three percent more Republican than the state.
Head below the fold for Montana.
Montana State Senate
Montana is one of the few states that will have new district lines in effect for 2014, with redistricting largely being handled by a bipartisan commission. Because these lines haven't been used yet, some districts are vacant and colored in gray, while others match up two legislators of different parties. Therefore, those in the very lightest shade of blue went for Romney and have a split delegation while those in the lightest red were split delegation Obama districts.
Obama won 19 districts to 31 for Romney while four Democrats represent Romney districts and one Republican sits in an Obama seat, with an overall Republican majority of 29 to 21. Romney carried the median seats by an average of 57 to 40 which was four points to the right of the state. State senators server four-year terms with only half the chamber up each cycle, while all legislators are term-limited to eight years in a particular chamber.
Montana State House of Representatives
Each state Senate district is divided into two state House districts and unsurprisingly the playing field on that map is similar. Romney carried 66 districts and Obama just 34, but nine Democrats sit in Romney seats while there are three Obama-district Republican. Before these new districts take effect Republicans have a 61 to 39, but with several districts being completely new that number should definitely change in 2014. The median two seats went for Romney 56 to 40, two points wider than his statewide performance.