Legislators wrapped up their special session Wednesday with a party-line split over the design of congressional districts. The congressional map that makes room for a 14th district was the final item on the agenda for a rare special session that began Aug. 15. Its main goal was to revise the districts for the House, Senate and congressional delegation to ensure they contain the same population as measured by the 2010 census.
Redistricting Across The United States
The Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College presents one source to find information on redistricting in all fifty states. Scroll over a state to learn about its redistricting process, and click on a state to go to its individual page with more in-depth information and news coverage of redistricting in the state.
Senate redistricting committee on Tuesday approved proposed changes to
Georgia's congressional districts, and the maps are now headed to the
Senate floor — bringing a speedy end to the Legislature's main business
of the summer special session.
State Democratic senators cried foul Monday over Republicans' creation and staffing of a new office to redraw Georgia's political districts with a high-powered Republican lawyer. Anne W. Lewis, general counsel of the Georgia Republican Party...
Georgia Rep. Jack Kingston (R) said it was "premature" for state Democrats to complain about the redistricting process and warned the GOP could be more heavy handed when redrawing the boundaries. Georgia Democratic...
Georgia Democrats are crying foul over what they perceive as a Republican takeover of the redistricting process. State GOP lawmakers on Thursday shifted responsibility for the details of redistricting from the University of Georgia's Carl...