Panel passes Georgia Senate map that projects 33-23 GOP edge

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Republican members of the Georgia Senate Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee raise their hands to vote “yes” on a state Senate redistricting plan on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, at the state capitol in Atlanta. The plan moving forward to the full Senate for more debate is projected to produce a 33-23 Republican majority. (AP Photo/Jeff Amy)

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Republicans are pushing forward a redistricting proposal projected to maintain a 33-23 majority for their party in the state Senate.

A Senate committee approved the map on a 9-4 party-line vote Friday.

Opponents say Republicans are moving too fast after only releasing the map late Tuesday.

The committee discussed a Democratic plan projected to yield a 31-25 Republican majority but did not vote on it.

A House committee on Friday started considering new districts for the 180 Georgia House members.

The General Assembly must redraw electoral districts at least once every decade to equalize populations.

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