GOP tinkers with Georgia House map, sets vote on Senate map

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FILE – In this June 9, 2020, file photo, Steven Posey checks his phone as he waits in line to vote at Central Park in Atlanta. Georgia’s most populous county, a Democratic stronghold that includes most of Atlanta, faces a high-stakes test in Tuesday’s Nov. 2, 2021 municipal elections, with some Republicans itching for a state takeover using a sweeping new law. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Republicans continue tinkering with a proposed map for Georgia’s state House even as they slate their state Senate map for a Tuesday vote. House Republicans released a new map on Monday that would change more than 20 metro Atlanta districts.

Changes in GOP-friendly northern suburbs could make two districts more Republican and one district more Democratic. Republicans’ new proposal doesn’t make changes to areas southwest of Atlanta.

Republican Rep. Philip Singleton of Sharpsburg has been drawn into a heavily Democratic district reaching north into Fulton County. Singleton has clashed with House Speaker David Ralston and says the map smacks of retribution.

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