Local officials, residents condemn redistricting maps, raise possibility of lawsuit

Local officials from Gwinnett, Dekalb and Athens-Clarke County gathered on Wednesday to condemn local redistricting proposals from Republicans in the state legislature.  “Not only would two thirds of the residents of Athens-Clarke County end up in completely new districts, but my three colleagues here with me today would be completely unseated,” he said of the proposal approved by the State Legislature. “This isn’t about these three individual commissioners, it’s about the will of the voters.”