New Map Endangers Reelection Chances For Kansas Rep. Sharice Davids

Just as so many of our readers predicted . . . This thing is going to court amid a great deal of debate that hasn't helped to create any compromise.

Here's the big picture . . .

"State Senate Republicans endorsed the map splitting Davids’s district. Senate President Ty Masterson (R) said the population growth in the Kansas City area meant it would be impossible to keep all of Wyandotte and Johnson counties together.

"To win approval, the map must pass the heavily Republican legislature. Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, has the power to veto the proposal, but Republicans control a supermajority that could overrule her if the GOP stays united.

"But Democrats would almost certainly sue, because Wyandotte County is the only one in Kansas where non-Hispanic whites do not make up a majority of the population. Federal judges ordered Wyandotte County condensed into one congressional district in 1982."

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Kansas GOP's redistricting plan targets Rep. Sharice Davids

Kansas Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a proposal to redraw the state's congressional district boundaries that would give them a substantially better chance at winning all four of the state's seats in the U.S. House of Representatives by carving up the state's largest county.