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Feb 8 3 tweets 2 min read
Republicans in the Kansas state Senate have voted to override #KSGov Laura Kelly's veto of the new congressional map. The map is below and puts #KS03 in play this fall.
The old #KS03 district of Rep. Sharice Davids (D) was Biden +11. The new #KS03 is a more competitive Biden +4
The map isn’t official quite yet—Republicans need to override in the State House, where they have the numbers to. Kansas also has a fairly liberal state court system.

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Feb 7
🚨🚨🚨#BREAKING: By a 5–4 vote the Supreme Court halts a lower court order that required Alabama to redraw its congressional map. The new 6R-1D Alabama map will stand for this year.
The full Court opinion can be found here👇
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