Ga. Democrats call for new redistricting office

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ATLANTA  - Senate Democrats are calling for the creation of a new office that would address the minority party's concerns in this summer's redistricting process.

Democrats balked last week as the Legislature's GOP leadership announced the establishment of a Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office to handle redistricting, ending a long-standing arrangement with the University of Georgia's nonpartisan Carl Vinson Institute of Government. Democrats say they weren't consulted about the decision, and are concerned about what they see as partisan and unfair changes to the process.

Sen. Horacena Tate, who chairs the Senate Democratic Caucus Reapportionment Committee, sent a Monday letter to House Speaker David Ralston and Senate President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams airing concerns.

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turncoat 02/07/11 - 06:00 pm
The GOP should execute the

The GOP should execute the redistricting plan the same way the Democrats did it when teh Democrats were in control of the process.

Whatever that was (and I don't know), but I can guarantee the only reaosn they want a change now is because they DON'T want it done the way they did it.

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