Today, Georgia Republicans passed along party lines their proposed congressional map, just days after it was released to the public and despite numerous concerns from voters. In response, Scott Hogan, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia, released the following statement:
“Georgians asked for a transparent redistricting process and fair maps, and Republicans have failed tremendously on both fronts by ramming through the legislature a map that does not reflect the Georgia of today. Georgia is becoming more diverse and more evenly divided politically, but Republicans’ map disproportionately advantages one political party and diminishes the political power of people of color. For months, Georgia Republicans have been hellbent on suppressing the will of Georgia voters, and the GOP map passed along party lines today will silence Georgians’ voices even more.
“It has been disgusting to watch Republicans turn the once-a-decade redistricting process into a sham. Depriving Georgians of the ability to elect their candidates of choice is an egregious assault on our democracy, and it shows just how little Republicans care about Georgia voters. While Republicans are hellbent on rigging the system for their own partisan political gain, Democrats will not stop fighting for the fair maps that Georgians deserve.”
Background on Republicans’ proposed congressional map:
Republicans’ congressional map does not reflect the partisan makeup of Georgia.
Republicans’ congressional map minimizes the voting power of people of color.
Republicans’ congressional map targets two women incumbents.