After three hours of debate the Georgia House and Senate each approved new political maps.
The House voted 108-64 in favor of its map, and the Senate approved its map by a vote of 35-18. This was the first time in the State's history Republicans drew the lines.
State Representative for District 138 Nikki Randall says, "There are basically some winners and losers as far as how the districts are drawn and how you fair in the areas."
Democratic lawmakers proposed a substitute map, but that was rejected before reaching the floor for debate.
State Representative for District 137 Allen Peake says, "I'm fully confident that the maps we have proposed and enforce are fair... are reasonable. They're constitutional."
The Plan pits 20 House incumbents against fellow incumbents from the same party.
Several Democrats were concerned the maps divided minority voters. Randall says racial issues were a factor for several Democrats.
Both chambers now must approve each other's maps, before they head to Governor Nathan Deal's desk for his signature.