Top Republicans Warn Red States Against Taking Redistricting Too Far

Republicans in Congress have issued a warning to their fellow conservatives in state government to not go too far when it comes to redistricting, Politico reported.

Top party strategists have cautioned that overplaying their hand when it comes to gerrymandering could have negative consequences, despite the desire to create more opportunities to elect Republicans to Congress, according to Politico.

The Kentucky GOP congressional delegation, which includes Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, has asked Republicans in the state legislature to let Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth keep his Louisville district intact, rather than fracture it to give conservatives control of all six of the state’s seats, Politico reported.

The rationale behind the effort is to create districts that will remain safely red, regardless of demographic change, and not be thrown out by the court, as Pennsylvania and North Carolina’s redistricted maps were over the last decade, according to Politico.

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