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Georgia Districts

Georgia Districts

Georgia Districts

Georgia Districts

Georgia Districts

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The delay in making the maps official stalled legal action against the new lines, which came swiftly after Kemp signed the legislation. Multiple federal lawsuits claim the map dilutes the political power of Black voters, in violation of the Voting Rights Act and/or the U.S. Constitution. The new map has five districts in which white voters are a minority of the voting-age population, unchanged from the current lines despite the fact that much of Georgia's population growth since 2010 has been driven by people of color.

Outside the Atlanta area, the Republican map leaves the 2nd District in southwest Georgia as the state’s only competitive seat in a general election, moving it slightly to the right, from D+6 to D+4. This could imperil longtime Democratic Rep. Sanford Bishop in the 2022 midterm election, but the plurality-Black district’s high degree of racially polarized voting — Black voters vote mostly Democratic, white voters mostly Republican — may help Bishop survive. Moreover, he’s won over a meaningful number of rural white voters over the years. (Source: projects.fivethirtyeight.com)

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What will change after the Census is the district map. The Georgia Legislature will approve new district boundaries for themselves (State House and State Senate), as well as for Congressional districts in Georgia. The debate and the results will be contentious and may draw challenges in court before they are settled. Members of Congress elected or re-elected in 2022 will run in the revised districts. The AJC Politics team is closely following the process.

ballotpedia.org)Redistricting is the process by which new congressional and state legislative district boundaries are drawn. Each of Georgia's 14 United States Representatives and 236 state legislators are elected from political divisions called districts. United States Senators are not elected by districts, but by the states at large. District lines are redrawn every 10 years following completion of the United States census. The federal government stipulates that districts must have nearly equal populations and must not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity. (Source:

 

 

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