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Augusta Commission votes on redistricting map

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Members of the Augusta Commission have decided to back the redistricting map chosen by the Richmond County Ad Hoc Redistricting Committee. The committee was made up of four members each from the Augusta Commission, Richmond County Board of Education and local legislative delegation.

By a six-to-four vote, commissioners approved the map that was drawn by the Legislative and Congressional Reappo...

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  1. “You live in the same place, your neighbors are the same, your taxes are the same… the only thing changes is, potentially, your representative.” Alvin Mason must think commissioners are like light bulbs – they all fit the socket and produce the same amount of light, so you can swap them out with no consequences. He forgot there are 25 watt bulbs and 100 watt bulbs.

  2. Our problem seems to be that we even have districts. There is no one looking out for the whole city. The city charter needs to be changed by the legislature so that all commissioners are elected city-wide. This would not disenfranchise black voters as they are now in the majority but all commissioners would have to take positions that would benefit all voters to get elected. As it is now every commissioner is trying to get elected based on narrow concerns of a single district.

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