Democrats warn Republicans on new redistricting office
"State Democratic senators cried foul Monday over Republicans' creation and staffing of a new office to redraw Georgia's political districts with a high-powered Republican lawyer.

Anne W. Lewis, general counsel of the Georgia Republican Party, was appointed along with members from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. The members will redraw state and congressional voting districts using the latest numbers from the U.S. Census. Redrawn political maps often bring charges of districts created to favor one party over the other.

'It is my advice to you, that you don't overreach in this process,' Sen. Robert Brown, D-Macon, warned his fellow senators Monday.

'You might win in the short end. But you are going to lose in the long run.'"