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Georgia House OKs Senate districts; Congress map to come

Lawmakers must still tackle district lines for the state’s 14 congressional seats.
Lawmakers must still tackle district lines for the state’s 14 congressional seats.(WALB)
Published: Nov. 15, 2021 at 3:11 PM EST
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ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia House Republicans have approved new districts that state senators drew for themselves.

The 96-70 vote Monday completes redistricting for both chambers of the Georgia General Assembly.

Lawmakers must still tackle district lines for the state’s 14 congressional seats. Senators have proposed a plan, but the House Republican majority has yet to release a proposed map. While the House and Senate deferred to each other on redistricting for their respective chambers, they must agree on a congressional map. The Senate plan is projected to keep 59% of the Senate’s 56 seats in GOP hands.

The Senate last week passed a House map projected to keep 54% of 180 House seats in Republican hands.

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