Breaking news: Republicans override Beshear's veto of GOP redistricting map; lawsuit filed

Lexington Herald-Leader: Republicans override redistricting vetoes, mull moving primary as lawsuit filed.

By JOHN CHEVES

Citing “unconstitutional political gerrymandering,” Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear on Wednesday vetoed the House Republican majority’s new maps for the 100 House districts and the GOP-dominated legislature’s plans to redraw the state’s six congressional districts.

Beshear issued his vetoes of House Bill 2 and Senate Bill 3 after lawmakers adjourned for the day.

The GOP holds veto-proof super-majorities in both chambers of the legislature, so they can override the governor. But Republican legislative leaders hoped to put this issue behind them during the first week of the session early this month.

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