Kansas Supreme Court Upholds Congressional Maps

The Kansas City Star reports that the Kansas Supreme Court, in a short opinion that will be issued soon, “has upheld a Republican-drawn congressional map that divides racially diverse Wyandotte County for the first time in 40 years,” having decided “the boundary lines don’t violate the state constitution.”

As a consequence, “voters in the northern half of the Democratic stronghold county will likely be represented by a Republican in Congress, while Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids will face a more challenging re-election campaign in the newly redrawn 3rd District, which now includes more conservative-leaning rural areas.”

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