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GOP redistricting plan in Kansas splits Democrat's district


January 19, 2022

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republican legislators in Kansas are pursuing a redistricting proposal that would remove Democratic voters from the Kansas-City area swing district currently held by the state's only Democratic member of Congress.

The plan unveiled Tuesday also would move Lawrence, home to the main University of Kansas into the sprawling and largely rural district covering western and central Kansas. The city is known for its liberal politics, while former President Donald Trump carried many western Kansas counties with more than 80% of the vote in 2020.

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