Today, after Georgia Senate Republicans passed a State House map that continues depriving Black Georgia voters of a fair chance to elect candidates of their choosing, DPG Executive Director Kevin Olasanoye released the following statement:
“Disappointingly but unsurprisingly, Georgia Republicans passed a House map that shamefully puts Republicans’ own political interests ahead of the best interests of Georgia voters of color. Despite clear orders from a federal judge to rectify their racial gerrymanders, Republicans just shuffled them around – creating “new” majority-Black districts by dismantling majority-minority districts elsewhere. Georgia Republicans’ political gamesmanship with the redistricting process is an insult to Georgia voters and to our democracy.”
Background on Republicans’ House map:
Republicans’ proposed House map fails to expand Black voting power and changes 56 districts, causing abrupt district changes for 3 million Georgians.