New Georgia congressional map aims to increase Republican seats
Lucy McBath, D- Ga., speaks during a press conference on the passage of gun violence prevention legislation on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 11, 2021. - Yuri Gripas/ABACA/ABACAPRESS.COM/TNS

ATLANTA — A new political map of Georgia released Wednesday would help Republicans gain at least one seat in Congress, using redistricting to reverse Democratic gains and flip a district held by U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath. The long-awaited map could increase Republicans’ 8-6 congressional majority in Georgia’s congressional delegation by stretching a suburban Atlanta district into much more conservative areas to the north in Cherokee, Dawson and Forsyth counties. The redistricting proposal arrives two weeks into a special legislative session, and the General Assembly’s Republican leadership plans r...