November 11, 2021

New Georgia House redistricting map clears Senate committee

By Nyamekye Daniel | The Center Square / Marietta Daily Journal | November 11, 2021

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The gold dome of the Georgia state Capitol in Atlanta.Rob Hainer / Shutterstock

(The Center Square) – A Georgia Senate panel on Thursday approved a new legislative map for state House representative districts.

The Senate Redistricting and Reapportionment Committee's 8-4 vote in favor puts the map one step closer to becoming law. It cleared the House, 99-79, in a straight party line vote Wednesday.

Democrats on the committee voted against the bill, which a Republican-led committee drew. State Sen. Gloria Butler, D-Stone Mountain, said the new map does not fully reflect the makeup of the state's population.

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