Kansas officials are refusing to reconsider a decision by the Secretary of State's office that helped dozens of legislative candidates after the state's political boundaries were redrawn by federal judges.
The State Objections Board on Tuesday rejected a legal challenge filed by Kansas House candidate Scott Hesse of Topeka. Hesse argued that Secretary of State Kris Kobach did not have the legal authority to assign more than 80 legislative candidates to the correct districts after lines were redrawn.
Three federal judges drew new boundaries earlier this month just days before the candidate filing deadline.
Kobach is chairman of the State Objections Board and defended his policy during the meeting. Another board member, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, said overturning Kobach's decision would create problems in administering the election.