Redistricting activists, politicians blindsided by proposed Congressional mapA collection of maps. Image by Annie Spratt via Unsplash.
A proposed draft of a new congressional map introduced this week by two top Georgia Republican lawmakers blindsided redistricting activists and politicians, many of whom only learned about the proposal on social media.
Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan and State Sen. John F. Kennedy quietly released the map late Monday night, calling it in a joint prepared statement, “a map that regardless of political party, Georgians can be proud of.”
The proposed map emerged less than a week after Gov. Brian Kemp called for a Nov. 3 special session on redistricting.