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Georgia Senate moves ahead with new map

Georgia General Assembly Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office

Republicans in the Georgia Senate moved ahead with a vote on redrawing the state’s 56 senate districts. The 34 to 21 vote came this afternoon after several hours of debate on the Senate floor.

Democrats objected to the process, claiming that the Republican majority rushed their map through with little opportunity for public input on the new maps. The proposed map, which maintains the current status quo of two state senate districts representing Clarke County, now moves to the State House for consideration.

Meanwhile in the State House, a committee moved forward with a proposed map of new districts for state representatives. It could be voted on by the full House as early as tomorrow. That map, if adopted, would maintain three state house districts covering Clarke County.