Evaluating the Enacted Georgria Congressional Redistricting Plan

We analyze the 2022 enacted Georgia congressional plan. We compare this districting plan with an ensemble generated from non-partisan redistricting policies. We find that (i) the districts are atypically polarized which leads to highly non-responsive elections (typically electing 5 Democratic and 9 Republican representatives), and that (ii) Democrats have been packed in the urban Atlanta area of the state and cracked from the North-Eastern part of the state, in both cases reducing their overall voting power.

The details of our findings are available here.