Kemp calls special session to redraw Georgia’s political maps

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday called legislators to the Georgia Capitol for a special session in November to redraw the state’s congressional, state House and state Senate maps. But he isn’t asking lawmakers to address a crackdown on crime or revisit election laws during the session, which will begin Nov. 3 and span roughly three weeks, despite pressure from some conservatives to take more aggressive action. The once-in-a-decade redistricting process puts Georgia’s Republican majority in charge of the state’s political boundaries, giving Republicans the ability to draw districts that c…

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