Pro­posed Geor­gia con­gres­sion­al map would keep GOP lead while cre­at­ing major­i­ty-black dis­trict

Geor­gia Repub­li­cans have advanced a new con­gres­sion­al map that would main­tain the cur­rent par­ti­san split while adding a major­i­ty-black dis­trict after a court ruled the pre­vi­ous map vio­lat­ed the Vot­ing Rights Act.
The pro­pos­al would keep the Peach State at nine Repub­li­can and five Demo­c­ra­t­ic seats for its con­gres­sion­al map, but it would redraw the 6th and 7th Con­gres­sion­al Dis­tricts in the process, which would divide Rep. Lucy McBath’s (D‑GA) dis­trict.
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The plan advanced out of a state Sen­ate com­mit­tee on a 7–4 par­ty-line vote on Mon­day and will be debat­ed by the full state Sen­ate in the com­ing days. Democ­rats, who are hop­ing to pick up a seat with the court-ordered redis­trict­ing, con­tend the new map does not com­ply with U.S. Dis­trict Judge Steve Jones’s Octo­ber order.
Jones had called for the cre­ation of an addi­tion­al major­i­ty-black con­gres­sion­al dis­trict to com­ply with sec­tion 2 of the Vot­ing Rights Act, but he also said that the new dis­trict could not be for­mu­lat­ed by “elim­i­nat­ing minor­i­ty oppor­tu­ni­ty dis­tricts else­whe …