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Georgia democrats say the fight over new congressional maps isn’t over

Georgia Legislative & Congressional Reapportionment Office

The chairman of the Georgia House Democratic Caucus predicts the newly passed map for congressional districts will end up back in court where a judge will again order another redrawing of the map. This time conducted under the eye of a court-appointed special master.

The Georgia House gave final passage to the new congressional map yesterday ending a weeklong special legislative session called after a judge declared the current map violates the Voting Rights Act. The assembly passed redrawn maps for the Georgia House and Senate earlier this week.

Representative Rob Leverett of Elberton, who is chairman of the House Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee said the new map does comply with the judge’s order, creating an additional Black majority district in the western portion of metro Atlanta. Plaintiffs in the lawsuit that resulted in the order by District Court Judge Steve Jones were disappointed in the new maps and have vowed to keep up the fight.

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