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Missouri Lawmakers Send New Redistricting Proposal To Voters

May 14, 2020

Credit Meiying Wu

Missouri voters will once again get a chance to weigh in on how upcoming redistricting is handled.

The state House on Wednesday sent a new redistricting plan to the ballot. Missourians in 2018 voted to make “partisan fairness” and “competitiveness” top criteria in drawing state House and Senate districts. The new Republican proposal would shift those to the least important criteria.

If approved by voters, the number of people in each House and Senate district could be determined by the number of voters or citizens who live there. Currently, district sizes are based on the total population who lives there.