ATLANTA – Today, after a federal judge ruled that Georgia Republicans’ gerrymandered congressional and legislative maps violate the Voting Rights Act for illegally diluting the voting power of Black Georgians and must be redrawn, Democratic Party of Georgia Chair Congresswoman Nikema Williams released the following statement:
“Today’s ruling is a resounding victory for Georgia voters and for democracy.
“Two years ago, Georgia Republicans hastily redrew our state’s maps to give themselves a significant advantage and minimize the voting power of Black voters. Republicans knew they couldn’t win on their ideas, so they resorted to redrawing the maps in their favor instead. Today’s decision confirms what Georgia Democrats already knew: Georgia Republicans’ attempts to hold onto power via voter suppression and racial gerrymandering will not stand.
“Georgia Democrats have always fought for a democracy where every single voter’s voice is heard. Today’s momentous decision is a step forward in that fight.”
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