Yesterday, Republicans in the Georgia General Assembly released their proposed congressional map to the public just hours before bringing it to a committee hearing for review, rushing the once-a-decade legislation without giving the public sufficient time to weigh in. Though Georgia is evenly divided politically and likely already a majority-minority state, Republicans’ map gives the GOP a significant advantage and minimizes the voting power of people of color.
“The congressional map Republicans proposed is yet another disgraceful attempt by the GOP to silence millions of Georgians’ voices for the sake of clinging to their dwindling power,” Scott Hogan, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Georgia, said. “Republicans are scared to death of Georgia voters, and they know the only way they can win is by rigging the system – it’s no wonder why the GOP is rushing their map through the state legislature before voters have a chance to weigh in. Georgians deserve better, and Democrats will not stop fighting for fair maps that reflect our state.”
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.
The only incumbent Republicans’ congressional map targets is a Black woman.
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