Kansas Senate’s idea of fair representation is severely skewed

The Senate's proposed voting map would break up Wyandotte County and lump Lawrence with Western Kansas, diluting Democrats' already faint voice in Kansas

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January 24, 2022 - 9:55 AM

The carve-outs in Friday’s redistricting map are a blatant attempt to divide and conquer the few Democrats who exist in Kansas.

Senate Republicans approved a Congressional map that dilutes the state’s two progressive-leaning areas: Lawrence and Wyandotte County.

Republicans’ primary target is Congresswoman Sharice Davids, a Roeland Park Democrat who represents Kansas’ Third District, which currently includes most of Wyandotte and Johnson counties.

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