A Wyandotte County judge on Monday threw out the state's new congressional boundaries, saying that they were rigged in a way to benefit Republicans while "systemically" diluting the strength of Democratic and minority voters.
District Judge Bill Klapper ruled in a 209-page opinion that the new map - known as Ad Astra 2 - violates multiple sections of the Kansas Constitution because of partisan and racial gerrymandering.
Klapper, elected to the bench as a Democrat, ordered the Legislature to draw a new . . .