At hearings yesterday for the redrawing of Georgia’s Senate map, Republicans doubled down on their plan to rush their proposal through the legislature and failed to provide sufficient answers to basic questions about the fairness of their map.
Despite pleas from Georgians to slow the process and allow for meaningful public dialogue, today Republicans still plan “to move forward with the map after hearing two hours of public comments Thursday critical of a hasty process that continues to lean Republican in a politically split state.”
Also today, the redistricting committee will consider Georgia Senate Democrats’ proposed map, which received an “A” grade for fairness in a non-partisan analysis, compared to Republicans’ map’s “F” grade for fairness.
Here are 5 questions Georgia Senate Republicans need to answer before proceeding with their map:
“Georgians have demanded fair maps and a transparent redistricting process, and Georgia Senate Republicans are failing on both fronts,” said Scott Hogan, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia. “Georgians deserve an open redistricting process – not one that rushes a decision that will affect Georgians for the next decade. Republicans must give voters a meaningful opportunity for feedback on their proposed map and give serious consideration to Senate Democrats’ proposal, which protects the interests of Georgia voters.”
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