ATLANTA (AP) — An initial proposal to redraw Georgia’s congressional districts appears to give Republicans a better chance of winning a suburban Atlanta congressional district now held by Democrat Lucy McBath.
Beyond changes to McBath’s 6th District, would make the suburban Atlanta 7th District much safer for Democrat Carolyn Bourdeaux.
The proposal would draw Republican Andrew Clyde out of northeast Georgia’s 9th Congressional District into a reconfigured 10th Congressional District.
State House members will have their own proposals and the two chambers must agree.
Gov. Brian Kemp last week set Nov. 3 as the start of a special session.
Lawmakers must redraw electoral districts at least once every 10 years following the U.S. Census to equalize populations.