ATLANTA -- Republican lawmakers on Wednesday released another proposed congressional map that appears to make one metro Atlanta district more friendly to the GOP while leaving another solidly in Democratic hands.

Northwest Georgia's 14th District would become even more compact, covering all of Floyd and nine other counties along with a southwest slice of Cobb, which is divided into four districts. 

The General Assembly has been meeting in special session for two weeks as lawmakers redraw legislative and congressional boundaries in accordance with new U.S. Census data.

The map appears to make U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath’s 6th Congressional District less friendly to Democrats by drawing in more white voters, while U.S. Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux’s 7th District in Gwinnett County remains a minority-majority district.

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop’s 2nd District also appears to have been drawn to include more white voters, which could make the Southwest Georgia district more competitive for the GOP.

Meanwhile, U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's 14th District would have a higher percentage of Black and Hispanic voters -- although it would also have the highest percentage of white voters in the state.

“Today, we have released a proposed map that reflects Georgia’s growing, diverse population, respects jurisdictional lines and communities of interest, and conforms to applicable legal standards including the Voting Rights Act,” said House Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge. “This map will now go through the legislative process in both the House and the Senate, which will include public testimony and debate in both chambers.

Late last week and early this week, lawmakers passed new state House and Senate maps amid protests from Democrats that the maps were drawn in secret and without enough time for public comment.

RN-T city editor Diane Wagner contributed local content.

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