An inevitable series of court battles will determine voting lines in Kansas.
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Today's legal action was more about dominating headlines than making an argument regarding public policy.
Here's the word . . .
They are suing defendants Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab and Wyandotte County election commissioner Michael Abbott.It claims that the new map, which was vetoed by Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly then overridden by the legislature, is a product of partisan gerrymandering, intended to favor Republicans and split up minority votes.
"This case is about politicians choosing their voters by manipulating district lines to secure their preferred electoral outcomes—despite the will of Kansas voters and at the expense of the political power of minority communities," the lawsuit reads.
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Kansas organization Loud Light, which focuses on increasing civic engagement in youth, along with several voters have sued over the new congressional map in the state. Their lawsuit has now been joined by another brought by the ACLU of Kansas.
TOPEKA, Kan. - A congressional redistricting map recently approved by lawmakers is now being challenged in court by two separate lawsuits. Five Kansas voters along with the civic engagement group Loud Light filed a lawsuit in Wyandotte County District Court Monday morning to challenge congressional district lines created by Senate Bill 355, commonly referred to as the Ad Astra map.
TOPEKA - The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and Loud Light filed two separate lawsuits Monday arguing the congressional map endorsed by a GOP supermajority in the Legislature intentionally violates constitutional rights of Democrats and communities of color.
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