Controversial redistricting map that breaks off part of WyCo from JoCo likely headed to court after House overrides veto

Republicans in the Kansas House voted Wednesday to override the governor's veto of the redistricting plan, which was the last step to approving the map over Democratic opposition. Above, lawmakers leave the Kansas House chamber after voting to override the governor's veto of a redistricting plan. Photo credit Blaise Mesa/Kansas News Service.

By Jim McLean, Stephen Koranda 

The Kansas House voted Wednesday to override Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly’s veto of a controversial congressional redistricting plan, which means the map is approved and is likely headed for a court challenge.

The vote in the House followed an override in the Senate and was the last step needed to bypass the veto and overcome Democratic opposition to the plan. Opponents of the congressional map argue it is gerrymandered to hurt Democrats and defeat U.S. Rep. Sharice Davids, the state’s lone Democratic member of Congress.