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Henry Talks Redistricting
05/24/2012

The battle to have the lines drawn for legislative re-districting in Kansas continues in the courts.

The lawsuit was filed earlier this month by Robyn Renee Essex, a Republican precinct committee member from Olathe.

Three judges were appointed to potentially view three maps that were passed by the legislature.

Earlier this week, Governor Sam Brownback said he will not be interfering in the proceedings.

He cited that it’s a decision meant for legislators.

State Representative Jerry Henry of Cummings discusses the maps.

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Henry says he supported the maps that came from the Senate that the House rejected.

Kansas is the only state in which legislators haven’t drawn new congressional districts, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
 
Secretary of State Chris Kobach pushed the judges to impose their maps by June 4th so Kansas can hold its primary election on August 7th without major glitches.
 
But the judges told him that administrative issues were of lesser importance than getting a variety of perspectives and drawing fair maps.

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