FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Contact:
Jane Moore
jane@kansasdems.org
May 18, 2022

 

BREAKING: KANSAS SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS REPUBLICANS’ GERRYMANDERED CONGRESSIONAL MAP, OVERTURNS DISTRICT COURT RULING

Topeka, KS – Today, the Kansas Supreme Court upheld Kansas Republicans’ gerrymandered Ad Astra 2 map, overturning the District Court’s previous ruling. The map splits apart Wyandotte County – the most diverse county in Kansas – dilutes minority voting strength, and dumps Lawrence into the Big First, Kansas’ First Congressional District.

In response, KDP Chairwoman Vicki Hiatt issued the following statement:

“The seriousness of this decision cannot be understated: this ruling opens the floodgates for even worse political gerrymandering in Kansas for decades to come. This news makes the work Kansas Democrats are doing now even more essential. While many Kansans are devastated by this ruling, we will not stop advocating and fighting for voters to choose their politicians. We encourage every Kansan to get out and vote in this critical election year and support leaders who will respect and protect fair representation.”

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