“Redistricting squeezes 2 Democratic rising stars in Georgia”


Georgia’s Republican-controlled legislature revealed its new congressional map on Wednesday. The new map seeks to claw back one of the two seats the party lost over the past three years to two female Democrats: Lucy McBath and Carolyn Bourdeaux. Bourdeaux was the only Democrat to flip a swing seat in 2020.

“In an attempt to contain the explosion of Democratic-leaning communities of color in the northern Atlanta suburbs, the GOP proposal transformed Bourdeaux’s turf into something heavily Democratic, while making McBath’s seat much more Republican-friendly. Their goal: Take two Democratic-trending swing seats, and instead create one red district and one blue district. . . .

McBath’s district has been transformed into one that former President Donald Trump would have carried by double-digits in 2020, stretching into the deep-red counties of Cherokee and Forsyth.”

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