Gwinnett County Republicans raise stakes in redistricting fight

Monday afternoon, State Representative Bonnie Rich, R-Suwanee, released a proposed district map for the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners.

“After sharing this proposal with Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners Chairwoman Hendrickson, I am releasing this updated map that equalizes population, recognizes population shifts and complies with the Voting Rights Act,” Rich said. “This map also adheres to traditional redistricting principles of compactness, including keeping communities of interest together and not pairing incumbents in the same district.”

Once a county with a predominantly white population, Gwinnett County has grown increasingly diverse and has become the most ethnically diverse county in the Southeastern United States. According to the 2020 census, 30% of Gwinnett County’s residents are Black, 13% are Asian American Pacific Islander and 22% are of Hispanic or Latinx origin.

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