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Georgia GOP Looks Past DOJ to Clear New Lines

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Rep. Lynn Westmoreland said Republicans learned from the Democratic-led Georgia redistricting a decade ago that overreached politically.

“The Democrats, they basically wanted nine districts that had a 54.5 Democratic leaning and, as it turns out, Republicans, we won seven of them — it didn’t really work out for them,” said Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R), who was intimately involved in previous Georgia redistricting battles and is currently the redistricting vice chairman at the National Republican Congressional Committee.

“I think that was a great lesson for us,” he said. “You draw a fair map, you do what’s right, hopefully you’re going to win, [but] you don’t try and overreach.”

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