Today, in response to the signing into law of new congressional, state Senate, and state House maps, Scott Hogan, Executive Director of the Democratic Party, issued the following statement:
“The legislative maps Brian Kemp signed into law today are a slap in the face to democracy and the people of Georgia. Republicans completely ignored Georgia voters’ demands for fair maps and a transparent redistricting process, and instead hastily passed maps that disproportionately advantage one political party and diminish the voting strength of people of color.
“Make no mistake – the maps signed into law today are part and parcel of Georgia Republicans’ voter suppression campaign, which seeks to silence millions of Georgians’ voices for the sake of clinging to power. Republicans are terrified of Georgia voters, and they know the only way they can win is by rigging the system. Georgians deserve better, and Democrats will continue to use every tool available to fight for fair maps that reflect our state and the will of voters.”