Georgia Launches Redistricting Proposal Strengthening GOP Power

Georgia launched its redistricting proposal Wednesday, one that would shore up Republican control of the state by giving the Republican Party a chance to put at least one seat in the red.

Republicans currently have an 8-6 majority in districts within Peach State, but the new maps would extend the 6th Congressional District, which generally encompasses Atlanta’s suburbs, to include conservative-leaning regions in Cherokee counties, Dawson and Forsyth, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Democratic Rep. Lucy McBathLucia (Lucy) Kay McBath CBC-led Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys holds first meeting Biden meets vulnerable House Democrats with agenda in limbo Early redistribution plans for districts show long-term GOP downsizing MORE (Georgia) represents that district.

The new maps would transform the territory from a competitive district for Democrats to one highly favorable for Republicans, according to Five thirty eight.

Maps must now be approved by the state House and Senate before going to the governor. Brian kempBrian KempPerdue on Possible Georgia Gubernatorial Run: ‘I’m Concerned About the State of Our State’ Kemp Launches at Conservatives and Independents in New Campaign Ad Republicans See Trump’s Weakening as a Democratic Talking Point MORE(R), but the state General Assembly, which is run by Republican officials, plans to quickly pass the proposals before next year’s midterm elections, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution noted.

Republicans control both houses of the legislature and have enough votes to pass the maps even if Democrats oppose the new lines, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

With redistricting proposals in more than half the US states so far, it looks like Republicans are poised for seats in next year’s election in Montana, New Hampshire and Wisconsin.

However, the party will likely lose a seat in West Virginia.

McBath, whose re-election chances will be at stake if the new Congressional maps pass, has been labeled a vulnerable Democrat by the Congressional Republican National Committee, which plans to target those lawmakers before the 2022 midterm elections.

McBath’s campaign manager criticized Republicans in a statement, claiming they have made the removal of the congresswoman their top priority.

“Georgia Republicans, the NRA and the Republican Party have made removing Lucy McBath from Congress their top priority, and are attempting to do so in a remarkably undemocratic process,” said campaign manager Jake Orvis, according to the Atlanta Journal. Constitution.

“It is disappointing to see Republicans in the state legislature trying to suppress the hundreds of thousands of voters represented by Representative McBath,” he added.

A draft redistricting proposal submitted by Georgia Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan (R) and the state senator. John kennedyJohn Neely KennedyMORE (R) in September he also targeted McBath, extending his district to County Forsyth, which was largely for ex President TrumpDonald Trump On The Money – Biden Warns Oil Industry Memo: Gosar Censored, But Toxic Culture Rises Cleveland MLB Team Officially Renames Guardians Friday MORE in 2020, and outside of DeKalb County, which overwhelmingly supported President BidenJoe Biden Florida Republicans Vote To Limit Vaccine Mandates Bill Honoring 13 Service Members Killed In Afghanistan Heads To Biden’s Desk Overnight Defense And Homeland Security – Presented By Boeing – Pentagon Promises More Transparency In air strikes MORE in the race.



Reference-thehill.com

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