A Republican lawmaker from Kansas has a pretty absurd argument against the redistricting of her neighborhood, she doesn’t want her “primarily Caucasian” district to become more diverse. Huffington Post reports:
A Kansas state lawmaker told colleagues Wednesday that she opposed a proposed redistricting map because it would put her “primarily Caucasian” neighborhood in a more diverse district.
Kansas Rep. Brenda Landwehr (R-Wichita), who is seeking a state Senate seat, said the map would improperly combine the north Wichita area where she lives with a neighboring district that includes more Democrats and minorities.
“Gerrymandering an area of Wichita, where primarily Caucasian voters reside, in homes that are upwards of $800,000 and more in price, violates committee rules and federal redistricting guidelines,” Landwehr wrote in testimony to the state redistricting committee, according to The Topeka Capital-Journal. “Any map that draws my home into Sen. Oletha Faust-Goudeau’s district is a violation of two communities’ interest.”
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