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U.S. Judge Orders New Congressional Map in Georgia

The ruling cited harm to Black voters

On Thursday, a federal judge ordered Georgia lawmakers to draw a new congressional map for the 2024 election, ruling that the current Republican-backed plan illegally diluted Black votes in violation of the Voting Rights Act.

U.S. District Steve Jones gave legislators until Dec. 8 to enact a new map that includes an additional district with a Black majority or near-majority, which would likely flip a Republican seat to Democrats.

Republicans won nine of the state's 14 U.S. House of Representative districts in the 2022 elections, which took place under the map that Jones invalidated.

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