In the Georgia General Assembly today, Senate Republicans passed along party lines House Republicans’ proposed State House map, cementing for ten years a map that was rushed to a vote in a matter of days. In response, Scott Hogan, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia, released the following statement:
“The House map that Senate Republicans passed today is an insult to Georgia voters. The new districts diminish the political power of voters of color, completely fail to reflect the partisan makeup of Georgia, and unnecessarily target Democratic incumbents. Republicans are hellbent on suppressing the voices of Georgia voters, and the House map passed today is an extension of that effort. It’s no wonder why Republicans wanted to rush this process by ramming their map through the legislature without sufficient time for review.
“Georgia voters asked for fair maps and a transparent process. Republicans have shown that they do not care what Georgia voters want – they only care about rigging the system for their own partisan political gain. Georgians deserve better, and Democrats will not stop fighting for fair maps that reflect our state and its voters.”
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