New Georgia congressional map aims to increase Republican seats

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — A new political map of Georgia released Wednesday would help Republicans gain at least one seat in Congress, using redistricting to reverse Democratic gains and flip a district held by U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath. The long-awaited map could increase Republicans’ 8-6 congressional majority in Georgia’s congressional delegation by stretching a suburban Atlanta district into much more conservative areas to the north in Cherokee, Dawson and Forsyth counties. The redistricting proposal arrives two weeks into a special legislative session, and the General Assembly’s Republican leadership plans r…

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