Georgia lawmakers are rushing toward the deadline for new voting maps

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As the court's deadline approaches, there appears to be little incentive for either side to bow, especially with members of the House and Senate all up for re-election next November.

Instead, lawmakers from both parties appear to be betting that the courts will do their job for them. In the case of the Democrats, this means that Jones considers the maps inadequate and appoints a special representative to the task. “It is a map that Judge Jones can and should reject,” Park said.

For Republicans, trusting the courts means trusting that the maps drawn by Jones and his special counsel will not withstand a challenge in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, where conservative judges appointed by former President Donald Trump hold sway.

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