Posted inPolitics, State Politics

Why Black Senators Are Pushing Back on New Proposed GOP Map

Democratic Georgia lawmakers and voting rights advocates pushed back Wednesday on a new state Senate district map that they say dilutes the electoral power of Black voters and violates a federal judge’s order in the process. “What they’re doing is really criminal,” state Sen. Donzella James, a Democrat from Atlanta, said to Capital B Atlanta […]

Posted inPolitics, Voting

Georgia’s Electoral Map Unfairly Dilutes Black Voting Power, Judge Rules

A federal judge on Thursday ordered members of the Georgia General Assembly to redraw the state’s electoral maps ahead of the 2024 election after determining the current maps unfairly dilute the political power of Black voters. The landmark ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Steve Jones is expected to increase the number of majority-Black districts […]