Wednesday, November 8, 2017

A good night for Democrats in Georgia House elections (part 2)

As in the 117th, Democrats had not run a candidate in the 119th House District in (at least) the previous 4 election cycles, (i.e., including 2010).


Georgia Democrats pick up three legislative seats in special elections.  (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 11/7/2017)

Jonathan Wallace for State House District 119

The art of the Georgia gerrymander

Related reading:
Lawsuit claims GA House districts drawn to remove minority voter.  (Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 10/3/2017)
The lawsuit claims the bill “specifically targets districts where white Republicans have become increasingly vulnerable to challenge by African-American Democratic candidates, moving voters in and out of House districts based on their race so as to shore up the incumbent Republicans’ prospects in future elections.”

Related post:
Part 1.  (11/8/2017)

No comments: