Republicans have been slammed for gerrymandering a district to a controversial Congressman.
Georgia’s 11th congressional district is currently represented by Republican Barry Loudermilk.
However, the district’s boundaries were redrawn following the census in a move which significantly benefited Republicans.
The gerrymandering, which follows the census that takes place every decade, allows for redistricting to take place to enable lawmakers to redraw electoral lines in their favour.
Critics have slammed the ‘Republican gerrymandering’ which has taken place and say it ‘must be nice that Barry will be gifted another term that he does not deserve’.
They added that Republicans ‘know they cannot win Atlanta so they cut that out of 11’ and ‘Republicans know they can’t win without cheating’.
Loudermilk was in the headlines back in 2015 when he said that he thinks parents should decide whether to have their children vaccinated against diseases like measles and mumps, adding that he and his wife did not get vaccinations for most of their children.
In 2019, the congressional district had a population of 783,000 people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $76,640.
Between 2018 and 2019, the population of the district grew from 781,313 to 782,704, a 0.178 per cent increase and its median household income declined from $76,779 to $76,640, a −0.181 per cent decrease.
Loudermilk, aged 57, has been serving in the position since 2015.
Loudermilk won the Republican nomination for the seat in a runoff back in July 2014 over Bob Barr – and secured victory in the US elections that were held in November 2014.
He won re-election to a second term in the US House in November 2016.
In 2019, amid the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump, Loudermilk criticized the process of impeachment and drew a comparison between the current inquiry into the former President and the trial of Jesus.
About Loudermilk who has held this district for years
2014 campaign rally in Woodstock, Georgia
Title two: Georgia Republicans Gerrymandering District To Congressman Who Did Not Vaccinate His Children
Current/proposed GA district 11 boundaries https://www.facebook.com/bouncebarryloudermilk/posts/195466336027116 About Loudermilk who has held this district for years https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Loudermilk
Barry Loudermilk: ‘Most of our children, we didn’t immunize. They’re healthy’ https://www.ajc.com/blog/politics/barry-loudermilk-most-our-children-didn-immunize-they-healthy/GlzFT8JTPUHIS11HhBYiHJ/