Kansas Senate fails to override governor’s veto of GOP-drawn congressional map

Senate Minority Leader Dinah Sykes of Lenexa says legislators could do better than the Ad Astra 2 map, which splits Wyandotte County along I-70 and adds three mostly rural counties to Kansas' 3rd Congressional District, along with Johnson County and the rest of Wyandotte. File image.

By Sherman Smith

Senate President Ty Masterson found inspiration in the 1987 movie “The Princess Bride” on Monday as he urged senators to override the governor’s veto of a GOP-drawn congressional map.

Then, something inconceivable happened.