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Handful of Kansas lawmakers outside metro will decide KCK’s fate in challenge to Kelly veto

When Kansas lawmakers try to override Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of a congressional map that would split Wyandotte County between two districts, diluting the voting strength of its minority residents, a Wamego Republican will be among those deciding the area’s fate. Rep. Ron Highland’s Wabaunsee County home in north central Kansas is a 100-mile drive from downtown Kansas City, Kan. The gruff retired veterinarian, who is serving his 5th term, didn’t vote when the map was up for debate last month. But his vote could prove decisive now.

Wyandotte County officials urge Kansas Legislature to reject redistricting map

More than 60 miles from Topeka — where lawmakers may or may not override Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto over the proposed congressional redistricting map — Wyandotte County residents, local officials and community activists urged Republican lawmakers to keep Kelly’s veto intact and draw a new map. Published: FEBRUARY 04, 2022 2:14 PM

‘You have awakened a sleeping lion’: Kansas City residents denounce GOP congressional map

TOPEKA — Wyandotte County resident Connie Brown Collins says new congressional boundaries passed by the state Senate appear to “literally cut through backyards” of several diverse communities. Published: JANUARY 24, 2022 1:05 PM