On Wednesday, the Kansas Supreme Court gave Republicans a surprise victory when it reinstated a GOP map that a lower court judge had struck down as an illegal gerrymander. And in Missouri, GOP Gov. Mike Parson signed into law a new congressional map that locks in the state's 6R-2D delegation after months of GOP infighting. At this writing, the only three states remaining to finalize redistricting are Florida, New Hampshire and New York.
In a victory for Republicans, the Kansas Supreme Court issued a terse ruling reinstating the GOP's previously blocked congressional map. It's a surprise because five of the court's seven justices were appointed by Democratic governors and in April, a lower court judge had struck down the map as a gerrymander in violation of the state constitution. The new map's biggest target? Rep. Sharice Davids (KS-03) the lone Democrat in the delegation.
In 2020, Davids, a former MMA fighter, defeated former state GOP chair Amanda Adkins by ten points to win reelection in a suburban Kansas City seat that's been trending blue. But under the new lines
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