How Redistricting Happened in Georgia
The following timeline is a high-level overview outlining major redistricting events and activity in the state of Georgia over the last 10 years.
Republicans won trifecta control of the state, meaning that Republicans controlled the governorship and both chambers of the state legislature.
Census data delivered to Georgia.
Republican-controlled legislature approved legislative and congressional maps, despite claims that they were gerrymandered and/or diluted minority voting strength.
Republican Governor Nathan Deal signed redistricting maps into law.
Republican legislature revised state legislative maps.
Gov. Deal signed the revised maps into law.
Republican legislature re-drew state maps again in a third round of redistricting this decade.
Gov. Deal signed the third map into law.
The Georgia state chapter of the NAACP and a group of individual voters filed federal lawsuits to challenge the 2015 mid-cycle redistricting as a racial gerrymander and violation of Section 2 of the Voting Right Act. The consolidated cases are pending.
Republicans attempted to redraw state legislative lines a fourth time, but the NDRC and its allies stepped in to amplify the voices of voters who opposed the mid-cycle redistricting.
Voters have the chance to replace outgoing Republican Governor Deal and state senators with Democrats who can stop an unfair map.