This week, Georgia Republicans in the House and Senate released proposed legislative maps that continue depriving Black Georgia voters of a fair chance to elect candidates of their choosing.
“Georgia Republicans’ proposed legislative maps are lipstick on a pig,” said DPG Executive Director Kevin Olasanoye. “Republicans had a clear directive from the federal court to rectify what they got wrong two years ago and draw maps that give Black Georgia voters a fair opportunity to elect candidates of their choice. Instead, they have simply reshuffled their current gerrymanders to continue protecting their own political power at the expense of Black voters. Georgians see right through these tactics and deserve better.”
Background on Republicans’ legislative maps
Republicans’ proposed Senate map does not expand Black voters’ opportunity to elect candidates of their choice.
Republicans’ proposed House map also fails to expand Black voting power and changes 56 districts, causing abrupt district changes for 3 million Georgians.