The redistricting season is truly underway in Kentucky, with a lawsuit being filed to ask a court to redraw the boundaries of the state’s 6 Congressional districts. This follows a stalemate between the state House and Senate and what the local newspaper calls “contentious negotiations.”
Following the stalemate, legislators threw in the towel and left the map as it was, based on census data from 2000. The lawsuit said that this made the map unconstitutional. A deadline to file to run has already passed.
The legislators may still redraw the districts rather than leave it to the courts. But a new map is not optional and since some of the previous ones favor the GOP, if the court does redraw it, it’s likely to make them less than happy.