State of Georgia

Georgia Redistricting Challenge (NAACP)

Georgia State Conference of the NAACP v. Georgia

Lawsuit filed on behalf of Georgia State Conference of the NAACP, Georgia Coalition for the People’s Agenda and Galeo Latino Community Development Fund against Georgia’s new legislative and congressional maps. The plaintiffs argue that the new state House, Senate and congressional maps are racial gerrymanders that violate the 14th Amendment and racially diluted maps that violate Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. The lawsuit asks the court to declare the challenged districts as invalid and order the creation of new maps that give voters of color adequate opportunities to elect candidates of their choice. The plaintiffs did not seek relief for the 2022 election cycle. Litigation that could impact the status of the maps for the 2024 election cycle is ongoing.

This case was consolidated with Common Cause v. Raffensperger for all purposes including discovery and trial.

STATUS: On Nov. 1, 2023, the court paused proceedings in this case pending the resolution of Pendergrass v. Raffensperger, a consolidated challenge to Georgia’s congressional and legislative maps.

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