New 2022 Maps and Leaderboards: Kansas, Missouri
The Kansas Supreme Court on Wednesday gave Republicans a shock victory by reinstating a GOP map that a lower court judge struck down as an illegal gerrymander. And in Missouri, GOP Gov. Mike Parson signed into law a new congressional map that locks down the state’s 6R-2D delegation after months of infighting with the GOP. As of this writing, the only three states left to finalize the redistricting are Florida, New Hampshire and New York.
In a victory for Republicans, the Kansas Supreme Court issued a terse decision reinstating the GOP’s previously blocked congressional map. That’s a surprise because five of the court’s seven judges were appointed by Democratic governors and in April a lower court judge struck down the card as a gerrymander in violation of the state constitution. The biggest target on the new map? Rep. Sharice Davids (KS-03) is the only Democrat in the delegation.
In 2020, Davids, a former MMA fighter, beat former state GOP chairwoman Amanda Adkins by ten points to win reelection in a seat in suburban Kansas City that tends to blue. But under the new lines