Beshear vetoes redistricting map

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Governor Beshear vetoed redistricting plans for the state’s six congressional districts on Wednesday.

He says the maps have illegally been drawn to benefit GOP political candidates.

This would have potentially impacted Warren County. Right now the county contains all of Senate District 32, but under the new plan it would be split between three surrounding rural districts.

Critics say the map unnecessarily divided urban parts of the state. Beshear says it prevents some communities from having their voices heard in Frankfort.

House Speaker David Osborne says the proposal meets all legal considerations.

Many say the rejection will likely be temporary. Lawmakers can override Beshear’s vetoes with a majority vote in each legislative chamber which are both dominated by republicans.