Geor­gia leg­is­la­ture approves new con­gres­sion­al maps that would pro­tect GOP

The Geor­gia leg­is­la­ture moved clos­er to pass­ing new con­gres­sion­al maps on Tues­day after the pro­posed plan, which would keep the par­ti­san split intact, passed in the state Sen­ate.
Law­mak­ers in both cham­bers also passed new maps for the state leg­is­la­ture, send­ing them to Gov. Bri­an Kemp (R‑GA) for final approval. The redrawn maps for the state’s con­gres­sion­al del­e­ga­tion, state House dis­tricts, and state Sen­ate dis­tricts are set to be used for the 2024 elec­tion after a court ordered new maps by rul­ing the cur­rent maps vio­late the Vot­ing Rights Act.
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The con­gres­sion­al map plan backed by Repub­li­cans would see nine Repub­li­can and five Demo­c­ra­t­ic seats, but it would redraw the 6th and 7th Con­gres­sion­al Dis­tricts in the process. The pro­pos­al passed in the state Sen­ate by a 32–22 vote and will be debat­ed in the state House. The GOP con­trols both cham­bers of …