Today, Republicans in the Georgia Senate passed along party lines their proposed congressional map, just 50 hours after it was released to the public and fellow lawmakers. As Republicans continue to rush the once-a-decade legislation without giving the public sufficient time to weigh in, Scott Hogan, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia, released the following statement:
“Georgia Republicans are pulling the same stunt with their congressional redistricting proposal as they did with their State House and Senate proposals – ramming a rigged map through the legislature to evade public scrutiny. The GOP is clearly scared to death of Georgia voters and willing to do anything to suppress Georgians’ voices in a desperate attempt to hold on to their fading power. Democrats will not stop fighting for fair maps that reflect our state, because Georgians deserve better than this sham of a redistricting process Republicans have led.”
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.