The state of Georgia has become the latest state to force its legislators to redraw its congressional map.
As the 2024 Presidential election approaches, states are preparing by drafting new maps of congressional districts. The current Republican-backed map in Georgia was challenged for diluting black votes.
U.S. District Judge Steve Jones ruled that the map did indeed dilute minority votes in violation of the Voting Rights Act. He gave the legislators until Dec. 8 to enact a new map.
Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp called for a special legislative session on Nov. 29 to begin this process.
Georgia is the latest state to have its congressional map challenged. Just four months prior, Alabama’s map was forced to be redrawn after its case went all the way to the Supreme Court. Other states, including Louisiana as well as South and North Carolina, have gone through similar judicial processes.