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Sat Oct 30, 2021, 12:02 PM

Brace yourselves: Politicians begin remap of a changing Georgia

Georgia has changed: It added 1 million residents over the past decade, saw shrinking white and rural populations, and witnessed Democrats winning statewide elections for the first time in over 20 years.

Those realities will drive decisions by the Republican-controlled General Assembly when it starts redrawing the state’s political maps next week in an intense and partisan process that will help determine Georgia’s representation in Congress and the state Capitol for the next decade.

At stake is power over every policy decision affecting Georgia, including taxes, voting rights, education, abortion and gun control.

The special redistricting session that begins Wednesday at the Gold Dome will be filled with contentious debates as Republicans try to preserve their majorities in a state whose voters are nearly evenly divided between Democrats and the GOP.

While Georgia has diversified over the past 40 years, its representation doesn’t reflect those shifts.

https://www.ajc.com/politics/brace-yourselves-politicians-begin-remap-of-a-changing-georgia/RQK6KHATZ5HDVGNYB2UPIWGUY4/
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