Lawsuits challenge Georgia’s new redistricting maps ahead of 2022 midterms
Georgia’s newly redrawn legislative maps violate federal voting rights law and will prove detrimental to voters of color, contend a trio of federal lawsuits that seek to overturn the new redistricting laws before voters head to the polls in 2022.
The three lawsuits, filed late Thursday in federal district court for the Northern District of Georgia, were a swift response after Gov. Brian Kemp signed the three newly redistricted maps into law earlier that day for the state’s senate, house, and federal congressional districts. The plaintiffs are a cross-section of civil and voting rights groups; community organizations and activists; churches; and individual voters.