Kobach Fears Kansas Voter Confusion From New Maps

By: AP, Posted by Chelsey Moran
By: AP, Posted by Chelsey Moran

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Secretary of State Kris Kobach worries that a federal court ruling setting new political boundaries for Kansas will confuse voters.

Kobach said Friday that the districts drawn by three federal judges for state House and state Senate districts are more disruptive than he would have liked.

The judges ruled late Thursday in a lawsuit filed over the Legislature's failure to reset political boundaries to account for population changes over the past decade.

The secretary of state was a defendant in the lawsuit. He said he's glad the judges ruled this week because Kansas elections can proceed on schedule.

But he noted that the new lines for legislative districts are so different from the previous ones that many voters are likely to be confused.

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