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Federal judge approves Georgia GOP’s maps that add majority Black district

Posted on AllSides December 28th, 2023
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A federal judge in Georgia on Thursday approved the state’s Republican-drawn congressional maps that both add a majority-Black district and deal a major win to the state’s GOP as it looks to keep its majority.

U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones issued a 15-page order Thursday that accepted the newly drawn maps, stating the Georgia General Assembly “fully complied” with his October order to create a majority-Black congressional district in the western part of metro Atlanta.

The new maps divide Rep. Lucy McBath’s (D-Ga.) district in northeast Atlanta between neighboring...

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