Georgia: “Democrats cry foul as House Republicans redraw district lines”

Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Georgia House Republicans made a late bid Friday to change the district boundaries for eight Republicans and one Democrat.

The one Democrat, Rep. Sheila Jones, D-Atlanta, is not happy.

Jones said she didn’t know about House Bill 515 until it was being presented to the Reapportionment Committee late Wednesday afternoon….

The biggest changes strengthen Republican districts that have become more competitive. Golick won re-election in November with 53 percent of the vote over Democrat Erick Allen, down from the 60 percent to 40 percent margin by which Golick won in 2014. Golick declined comment.

In south Metro Atlanta, Rep. Brian Strickland, R-McDonough, has seen his margin of victory fall from 6 percentage points in 2012 to less than 2 percentage points in 2016. HB 515 takes several GOP-heavy precincts out of Griffin Republican Rep. Karen Mathiak’s neighboring District 73 and gives them to Strickland.

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